Comments on pmake diffs for building on Linux

David O'Brien obrien at
Tue Mar 4 17:38:19 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 10:42:56PM -0700, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> here's a set of diffs that will allow FreeBSD's usr.bin/make to build
> on Linux.  I'm sure they are gross, and I don't plan to commit them
> (at least not all of them), but I thought I'd post them here to see
> what people think.

Take a look at
(a portable NetBSD make) there are probably ideas in there for a
portable fbsdmake.  I dare say you could just grab the autoconf
bits from there (with a little modification) and avoid having to
learn autoconf/automake.

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