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Re: GNU make vs. BSD make

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.collab.net>
Date: 2000-08-18 19:26:19 CEST

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> writes:

> > 1. Is this a problem with using automake for subversion? I notice
> > that all of apr's Makefile.in's are hand-written. How do we fix?
> Isn't this what the --foreign option corrects (or using AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS =
> foreign in the root Makefile.am) ?

Nope, no dice. Already tried that. According to automake manual,
this option only sets the level of `strictness':

     Automake will check for only those things which are absolutely
     required for proper operations. For instance, whereas GNU
     standards dictate the existence of a `NEWS' file, it will not be
     required in this mode. The name comes from the fact that Automake
     is intended to be used for GNU programs; these relaxed rules are
     not the standard mode of operation.

...but this option apparently does nothing to guarantee
non-GNU-specific makefiles.

I'm not sure if there's such a thing as a "compatible" Makefile.in, or
if it's even a meaningful question to ask if a Makefile.in is
"compatible" with BSD make. So I'm starting to wonder if perhaps this
is an autoconf issue instead. (?)
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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