Re: porting Makefiles from Linux

From: Dan Mahoney <>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 23:15:21 UTC

> On Mar 15, 2022, at 3:48 PM, Axel Rau <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> are there any tools available to convert install statements in Makefiles from Linux to FreeBSD?
> The install utilities have different options and I’m looking for a tool to convert.

This is the idea behind autoconf, that it detects the various options in play and then builds you a makefile from a file like

Could you give some sort of example about what install utilities you're referencing, and a package that fails to do the above?  It would help explain what it is you're trying to do.