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On maverick...

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.10
Release:    10.10
Codename:   maverick

... using make 3.81 ...

$ make -version
GNU Make 3.81
Copyright (C) 2006  Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A

This program built for i686-pc-linux-gnu

... can I add my own pattern rules to some default location so those pattern rules are available to all make files without modifying the makefile (such as adding 'include foo.mk') or modifying the environment variable 'MAKEFILES' or adding a -f foo.mk to the invocation? It seems like the catalog is hard-coded and fixed. That defies my intuition about a catalog. Thanks.

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Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyway or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reason(s) why you want it open. Regards –  fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 22:01
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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 21 '12 at 22:02

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