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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: Makefile suggestions?
Date Sun, 10 Oct 1999 19:36:03 GMT
Ben Laurie <> wrote:
>Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> For what it's worth, FreeBSD's 'make' appears to ``support'' VPATH
>> for "compatibility" reasons...
>Not the one I'm looking at.

It's been there since the dawn of time, as far as I can tell -- see
the man page and this comment in main.c

         * For compatibility, look at the directories in the VPATH variable
         * and add them to the search path, if the variable is defined. The
         * variable's value is in the same format as the PATH envariable, i.e.
         * <directory>:<directory>:<directory>...


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