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Re: (b)make, MAKEFLAGS, (.)MAKE(.)LEVEL and friends
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 06:23:00PM +0200, Andrew Shadura wrote:
> There was once an issue related to GNU make and NetBSD make calling each
> other. NetBSD make was trying to parse MAKEFLAGS from GNU make, and it
> didn't work that well. That can be seen in this bug report:
> The issue has been fixed by a in-Debian patch, and this patch continued
> to be carried on right until I decided to update Debian pmake package
> to the recent code base, and basically switched it to bmake. What I
> found out when updating the package, is that recently NetBSD make
> started to understand MAKELEVEL environment, at least on GNU systems.
> First of all, this made not easy to detect if we were called by GNU
> make or not, so I had to revert that change, at least temporarily, to
> avoid rewriting more things.
> However, I'd like this issue to be fixed upstream. Any ideas on that?
Not offhand, but it should definitely be discussed.
> P.S. I have some more non-Debian-specific patches to NetBSD make and
> pkgsrc .mk files, and I think it'd be cool to get rid of custom
> patches. I'd be happy to co-operate with someone who could accept them
> into the main tree.
I can help with that (as can others).
Just one thing: both of these topics are best posted on tech-toolchain
rather than tech-userlevel. I've Cc'd and attempted to set followups
to go there.
David A. Holland
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