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Re: GNU make 3.80 build failure on FreeBSD 5

From: Gerald Pfeifer
Subject: Re: GNU make 3.80 build failure on FreeBSD 5
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:54:08 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Paul D. Smith wrote:
> I don't think there's any way that a GNU make release can be done for at
> least another month or so:

Well, that should be fine, thanks!  (I was more afraid that it might
take a year or so, more like to what we do in GCC-land. ;-) )

> It would be good, when you find things like this, if you could file a
> bug on the Savannah site (I get bugs from Debian, etc. that way too).

I will do that next time, thanks for the hint!

> Question: is this change portable to previous versions of FreeBSD as
> well?  You test just __FreeBSD__, which I assume is defined for 4.x,
> etc.  versions as well, so I want to make sure that this section won't
> cause breakage on older versions.

The patch is part of the FreeBSD ports tree, which means it is regularily
tested both on the latest version as well as 4.x; to be sure I just built
GNU make 3.80 plus this patch on FreeBSD 4.7 and everything worked fine.

Thanks again!
Gerald "Jerry"   address@hidden   http://www.pfeifer.com/gerald/

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