[Bug 236620] Installing a /usr/bin/bmake link for make(1)

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=236620

            Bug ID: 236620
           Summary: Installing a /usr/bin/bmake link for make(1)
           Product: Base System
           Version: 12.0-RELEASE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: arichardson at FreeBSD.org

Would it be possible to install a /usr/bin/bmake link that points to
/usr/bin/make?

This would make it easier to write cross-platform scripts that build software
that needs bmake to compile. Currently I have lots of `if FREEBSD "make" else
"bmake"` checks in my scripts. Since make is bmake it would be nice to also
install it as bmake.

On MacOS and Linux bmake will generally be installed as /usr/local/bin/bmake
(homebrew) or /usr/bin/bmake (Ubuntu) so if I could just invoke bmake
everywhere that would be nice.

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