make not working gmake works

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Mon Feb 18 15:10:04 UTC 2008

navneet Upadhyay wrote:
> Hi,
>      I have a Makefile . It works well with Linux versions when i use make
> command.The make command fails on FreeBSD but gmake works fine.
> Any clues on this behavior?
> Thanks,
> Navneet

Linux Distributions normally have GNU-Make installed as make. GNU-Make ist 
what you're running if you run gmake under FreeBSD. If you run make on 
FreeBSD you're running a variant of pmake, which has an entirely different 
syntax from GNU-Make.

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