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Date:      Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:37:19 +0300
From:      "Dima Sorkin" <>
Subject:   Re: make and gmake on FreeBSD
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In-Reply-To: <200707262104.l6QL4k6f017608@smtpclu-3.eunet.yu>
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 Thank you very much. See below.
Regards, Dima.

On 7/27/07, Nikola Lecic  wrote:

> No, make (BSD make) is a part of FreeBSD, gmake (GNU make) is a
> third-party application, available through devel/gmake port.
> They _are_ different.
Yes, I forgot there was an alias. See at the bottom of the message.

> > and only with "gmake" I succeed to build serious projects.
> This is very interesting observation, could you expand on this?

Well, I don't want to make claims without basis, as it is based only
on my memories :).
I so completely switched to gmake during the winter that I even forgot
I have an alias.

I didn't succeeded to compile projects from my univ studies, but I
afraid I use all those gnu extensions. I _think_ I didn't succeeded to
compile the DEAL.II lib without gmake.
These are projects that don't use the "recursive make" paradigm, at least not in
all places. They "-include" makefiles from lower hierarchies, but I
afraid gnu extension
sit there in every place. Not shure, though ...

[dsorkin@eml5 /usr/home/dsorkin]$ /usr/bin/make --version
make: illegal option -- -
usage: make [-BPSXeiknqrstv] [-C directory] [-D variable]
        [-d flags] [-E variable] [-f makefile] [-I directory]
        [-j max_jobs] [-m directory] [-V variable]
        [variable=value] [target ...]
[dsorkin@eml5 /usr/home/dsorkin]$ alias make
alias make='gmake'

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