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[gnu.org #286638] Finding Gmake

From: John Sullivan via RT
Subject: [gnu.org #286638] Finding Gmake
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 14:08:37 -0400

> address@hidden - Tue May 02 14:59:45 2006]:
> Software everywhere tells you to 'use gmake, which is freely
> available from gnu's site'.
> So why when you go to gnu's site does 'search' for 'gmake' not find
> it?  Apparently because gnu calls it GNU Make.  Why not add a little
> page explaining this?  I'm not the only person who had this problem
> (google 'download gmake' to see what I mean).

The #1 result for a google search for "gmake" is

As far as I know, it's only called "gmake" on certain systems, to distinguish
it from other versions of "make". I'll forward your suggestion to the
maintainers of GNU Make, so they can consider it and possibly update the page
accordingly. Thanks for the feedback.

John Sullivan, FSF
GNU Chief Webmaster

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