[HEADS UP] GNU make 3.82

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Mar 10 19:24:42 UTC 2011

On 03/10/2011 09:43, Ade Lovett wrote:
> Work is now underway to bring GNU make 3.82 into the tree.  Sadly,
> there are a number of rather unfortunate backwards incompatibility
> issues between this and 3.81 which makes a simple replacement
> unworkable.

Can you give us an idea of how many ports we're talking about? Rather 
than having 2 gmake ports (which is likely to last for a very long time, 
"best laid plans" aside) can we at least explore the idea of fixing 
things that are broken to work with 3.82 first? My suggestion is to do 
the -exp run, then post here and to maintainers of broken ports directly 
and see what a reasonable time frame would be to get things fixed the 
right way first.

My understanding is that there is _currently_ no pressure to get gmake 
upgraded, so at least exploring the idea of doing it without a kludge 
seems reasonable to me, although I'm happy to be proven wrong.



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