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Re: Makefile to

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Makefile to
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:06:40 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)

On Sun, 15 Aug 2010, John Calcote wrote:

The warning you're seeing is harmless enough on platforms that support
GNU make. The purpose of the warning is to let you know that your users
will not be able to build your project on systems that support the
Autotools, but do not support GNU make (not many these days).

While GNU make may be 'supported' on a wide variety of systems, that does not mean that it is the default 'make' program on a system, or available on the system by default. The user may need to do something special in order to install and invoke GNU make.

If depending on GNU make was considered ok, then Automake would have been developed quite differently than it is. Given current Automake objectives, it is wise that individual projects also try to avoid GNU make syntax in

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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