From Rumiancev Alexander

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Apr 2 04:56:59 PST 2005

On 2005-04-02 15:01, "???????? ?.?" <rumiancev at> wrote:
> > Have you installed GNU make with --prefix=/usr/bin lately?
> Yes. GNU make 3.80 have been installed! Can I do smf that my system
> must work, I mean "make" can good works ?

Please do not remove the freebsd-questions list from the Cc: of the
thread.  This way, others who may find the thread interesting in the
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I've fixed the quoting in your reply too, since it was messed up by your
mailer :-/

It's a bad idea to overwrite /usr/bin/make as you seem to have done.
The canonical way of forcing packages to use GNU make instead of BSD
make is to set MAKE in your environment:

	% setenv MAKE gmake
	$ MAKE=gmake ; export MAKE

I don't know what parts of /usr you have overwritten, but you might get
everything related to BSD make to work again by installing BSD make
again.  If you have a /usr/obj tree around from a relatively recent
buildworld, you can install BSD make manually by copying files from

	# install -m 0555 -o root -g wheel \
	    /usr/obj/usr/src/usr.bin/make/make /usr/bin

If you don't have a /usr/obj tree around, copying a make binary from an
existing installation in another machine may work too.

- Giorgos

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