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Re: [PATCH] Re: 4.90RC1 doesn't compile on FreeBSD
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:01:46 -0600

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:44:29PM +0200, Daniel Roethlisberger wrote:
Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> 2009-06-29:
On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 02:59:17PM +0200, Daniel Roethlisberger wrote:
Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> 2009-06-26:

Patch attached.  With gmake installed, invoking `make` will
automatically invoke `gmake` on the same target(s).  Without
gmake installed, you get this:

Thanks, this looks good.  Do you know if the make on FreeBSD, Solaris,
OpenBSD, and NetBSD all accept this 'BSDmakefile' name and give it
precedence over "Makefile"?

FreeBSD and OpenBSD both have a make(1) which uses "BSDmakefile"
in precedence of "makefile" and "Makefile".  NetBSD and Solaris

I don't think it is feasible to write a Makefile compatible with
all implementations of make(1), but maybe that's being too

We could put a check for GNU Make in Makefile. Then you would get an
immediate, clear error if you use a non-GNU make. The question is how to
detect GNU Make. A list of features specific to GNU Make is at

If one of these, MAKE_VERSION for example, is really not present in
other makes, then this would work:


        @if [ -z "$(MAKE_VERSION)" ]; then \
                echo "Use GNU Make."; \
                false; \

David Fifield

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