Problems compiling on NetBSD/m68k

Godmar Back gback at
Thu Feb 18 09:58:00 PST 1999

> > - I need to use GNU make.  The BSD make simply exits with "***Error code 1."
> >   I thought the point of autoconf/automake/libtool was portability.
> Yep.  The Makefiles in the CVS tree are for developers, that are
> supposed to use GNU make for dependency tracking.  If you really don't
> want to use GNU make, you may run `automake -i' in the top-level
> directory, and you'll get portable Makefiles (but without dependency
> tracking, which means you'll need to `make clean' often)

Now here's an alternative.  All you need to make sure now is that you have
automake version 1.4...  Should you be using a standard Debian/Redhat
installation, you're out of luck at this point (they're still stuck at 1.3
or earlier); but it's of course easy to download and install.  In fact, one
could argue it's just as easy as downloading and installing GNU make. ;-)

	- Godmar

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