Using FreeBSD's make under Linux

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Sun Apr 13 00:34:22 UTC 2008

On Saturday 12 April 2008, Michaël Le Barbier wrote:
> Hi folks,
> a few years ago, I tried to use FreeBSD's make under GNU/Linux, and
> thanks
> to `jpd' on c.u.b.f.misc, I managed to build FreeBSD 4.7's make under
> some GNU/Linux systems. Having a couple makefiles using make's features
> that were introduced after 4.7, I would like to build a more up-to-date,
> make.
> Before I start, I am double checking nobody has done the job yet, and
> nobody has it in the works. So, if you know anything about this, I
> would be very happy you share the info with me!
> By the way, I am not sure the way FreeBSD's make program should be
> called: the divine documentation in the PSD refers to `pmake', as
> well as some source files, but Mac OS X uses `bsdmake', and in many
> FreeBSD's docs it is just `make'.
I know that ubuntu/debian systems have a package called freebsd5-buildutils 
which includes "freebsd-make", perhaps you can use some of there work.
Also, there were some commits recently to make specifically to make it easier 
to build it on Linux.

Pieter de Goeje

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