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Re: Fucked up gnustep-make

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: Fucked up gnustep-make
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:40:26 +0000

On 13 Feb 2007, at 20:24, Chris Vetter wrote:


gs_cv_make_version=`make --version | head -1 | sed -e 's/^[^0-9] *//'`

  :0> 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 ...]

NOT everyone is using LinSux.

And yes, I know SVN isn't supposed to be stable.
But that doesn't mean a developer shouldn't use some care when uploading new code.

Stunts like that doesn't help GNUstep.

I suspect that comments like that do a lot to put developers off working on GNUstep, doing immeasurably more harm than breakage of code in svn-trunk. The implied notion that a change must be tested on all platforms before submission to svn-trunk in order to qualify as demonstrating 'some care' is frankly ridiculous and insulting.

The best way to report a bug is politely, and with helpful detail about where it actually occurred and on what system it was running etc..

Now, anyone using gnustep-make must be using gnu-make, which supports the --version flag. So the question is why your system barfed? It must have been running some other make somehow.

I'm not familiar with the most recent changes to gnustep-make, so I don't actually know where your problem is coming from. Is this the configure script? If so, I guess the configure script needs to check that it has gnu-make before trying to use it.
Any chance you could submit a patch to fix it?

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