Subject: Re: getting /usr/bin/make out of compatibility mode?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: J Chapman Flack <email@example.com>
Date: 12/29/2004 23:59:27
> Yes, compatibility mode is - and has been - the default since pmake was brought
> to BSD. It is there so that old Makefiles that expect each command to
> be executed in a separate shell to work. Consider:
> cd foo && make
> cd bar && make
Sure, I understand what compatibility mode is for, it's just that I'm not
writing old Makefiles, I'm writing new Makefiles, and I would like them to
have the new behavior. Is there anything I can put in the makefile to
specify that I want new behavior, instead of always having to remember -j
on the command line or in the environment? I've tried:
MAKEFLAGS += -j1
.MAKEFLAGS : -j1
and neither one works.
This makes me curious - how much of the build system is still relying on
make running in compatibility mode? Not saying it's a problem, just
curious - I'd sort of assumed NetBSD had this cool make and was using its
features heavily. Will things break in a standard kernel or system build
if -j is given to make?