I have the following makefile
.PHONY: target1 target1: target2 command1
My job is to run command1 before target2. For that, I have split command1 into command1 and command2 and rewritten the Makefile as follows:
.PHONY: target1 target1: command1 target1: target2 command2
But when I run this Makefile, it is only executing target2 and command2. command1 is not run.
A simple solution would be to rename the first
target1 to something else and call it before the
target2 rule. Something like:
.PHONY: target1 target1_cmd: command1 target1: target1_cmd target2 command2
This will run
command1, whatever is in
target2 and then run the
I’m not sure I get everything that you are trying to do but let me know if you need more details and explanation.