Thanks! (I think :) ) the first link says I can make the warning go away:
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The second link might well explain what is going on if I read it a few more times. I will put it somewhere in my todo stack--- middle-ish I think. When it says to use the .SILENT attribute do you (or anyone watching) know the syntax?
508: #i64572# Make dmake warn if the time stamp of a target is not
509- after making the target. This warning can be silenced using th
510- .SILENT attribute.
544- * make.c:
"Never try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."