gmake format

APseudoUtopia apseudoutopia at
Wed Jan 26 02:18:19 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM, Da Rock
<freebsd-questions at> wrote:
> You'll have to excuse my ignorance (and my curious mind...), but I can't
> seem to find a straight answer to this. I know linux uses gmake, and gmake
> is installed via ports on FreeBSD, but does that mean gmake will only create
> linux binaries using the abi compatibility?
> Is it possible to translate the Makefile to use make instead and build as a
> native binary instead?

No, gmake can make binaries that work on freebsd. For example, the
Atheme IRC services require gmake, not make on freebsd (at least, last
I checked). It's just a difference in the format of the Makefile.

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