FreeBSD Port: mapserver-4.4.1

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Wed Mar 15 18:45:06 UTC 2006

> I had trouble with the "make" command to build mapserver. It worked to build a
> basic mapserver (cgi), but failed building php_mapscript, confused about
> locating php.h and more. In this mapserver-users list thread :
> I found the trick about building with "gmake" instead of "make". I am not
> familiar with that, if somebody could explain the differences between the two
> methods.
> Hope it'll help

FreeBSD's make is actually 'bmake'.  While most of the syntax between
bmake and gmake are similar, gmake uses an extended syntax that is not
compatible with bmake.  This is most likely what caused the build to
fail with bmake.


More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list