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[Lynx-dev] Re: non-pkgsrc emacs or clone (fwd)

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Re: non-pkgsrc emacs or clone (fwd)
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 22:10:39 -0400 (EDT)

This didn't hit lynx-dev, so I'm sending it there, with this comment to

I started this thread because *not only* the lynx browser but
emacs also won't build with the supplied stock make and this is *less good than

Follow the thread: it's not lynx, and not emacs, it's NetBSD 2.0 make that
is the problem.

IMHO it's rather less than impressive to have to go fetch gmake before
you can install programs/utilities that are frankly universal and that worked
up to 1.6.2 out of the box.


On Mon, 23 May 2005, Klaus Klein wrote:

> > The "makefile" in that directory does not specify .h as a .SUFFIX. Adding 
> > that,
> > makes it work.
> So FWIW, POSIX has a set of default .SUFFIXES, and .h isn't one of
> them, whereas GNU make indeed does define it regardless of
> POSIXLY_CORRECT being set in the environment.

Which means the Lynx makefile is actually broken, and just "happens to work"
on some OS's by lucky chance of a nonstandard extension in the system-level
makefile fragments.

-- Todd Vierling <address@hidden> <address@hidden> <address@hidden>

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