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Re: Makefile to

From: John Calcote
Subject: Re: Makefile to
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:24:23 -0600
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 On 8/16/2010 9:06 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> 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

Excellent point Bob.


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