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Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make? (was: Re: [gnu
Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make? (was: Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] portability)
Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:09:43 +0100
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Richard Stallman wrote:
> one GNU package could drop support for ordinary Make, and see
> how users react. If the level of complaint is not too high, then
> another GNU package could do this. Once many GNU packages have done
> this, we might conclude it is ok for all GNU packages to do so
> (perhaps with a few exceptions).
Joseph Myers already mentioned GCC.
GNU coreutils require GNU make at least on AIX and OSF/1 .
The need for GNU make is now documented.
CLN (not a GNU package) needs GNU make and documents this requirement
very prominently in the installation instructions. As far as I can remember,
no single user has every complained about it.
When I needed to install GNU make on platforms such as AIX and OSF/1,
it was done in 5 minutes, because the released tarball has no external
dependencies and was well tested.
In memoriam Gavriel Holtzberg <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavriel_Holtzberg>
Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?, Stefano Lattarini, 2011/11/24
Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?, Peter Rosin, 2011/11/24