Support for AIX

Ross Cameron ross.cameron at
Fri Sep 17 05:44:35 UTC 2010

Make doesn't handle source code, it just control's the actual build process
so you don't have to type hundreds of "cc ........." lines in a console.

Have you tried contacting the current maintainers of DCE for advice?
    Maybe a bit of googling....

Have you tried verifying the Makefile's format using the "-n" switch ???

I would suggest contacting either IBM or the OpenGroup about this as we're
just guessing here.... this is the __FreeBSD__ mailing lists... we can try
help but honestly the vendors are the right people to ask.....

"Opportunity is most often missed by people because it is dressed in
overalls and looks like work."
    Thomas Alva Edison
    Inventor of 1093 patents, including:
        The light bulb, phonogram and motion pictures.

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 7:05 AM, <srividya.k at> wrote:

> We have a source code that needs to be compiled. Its the OpenGroup's DCE(
> used as RPC).
> The source code is available , but we are not able to compile it with
> either AIX's make utility or gmake.
> The syntax corresponds to BSD's make.
> Will try getting the make utility from the URL?
> Is there any other make utility. I am not sure if bmake is the exact
> utility we require.
> The makefile has macros as          -- > .if define
>                                           ---> .if exists
> and all the statements start with ..   GMAKE or AIX make throws errors with
> this make file.
> Will bmake be the right make utility to for above type of source code?
> Srividya K
> Tata Consultancy Services
> Mailto: srividya.k at
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>  From: Ross Cameron <ross.cameron at> To: srividya.k at Cc:
> freebsd-questions at Date: 09/17/2010 12:16 AM Subject: Re:
> Support for AIX Sent by: abalour at
> ------------------------------
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:53 AM, <*srividya.k at*<srividya.k at>>
> wrote:
> Hi
>     Is BSD compatible with AIX unix system?( AIX version 6).
> We require the make utility of BSD to compile few source programs?
> Are you SURE you need BSD Make?
>     If so why?
> Secondly,.... it is available from      *
>     Very simple install instructions on that page too.
> Is there any make utility compatible with AIX?  Could you please give us
> the URL where we can get the same?
> Yes LOTS,... bmake/nmake/gnu make/etc. etc. etc.
>     All Make commands are not made alike.... you need to use the one that
> suits the syntax of the makefile in question.
> Judging from the Q that was asked... if the software you want to compile is
> OpenSource look into NetBSD's Pkgsrc system....
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