GNU make version

David Tardon dtardon at
Tue Mar 6 22:03:37 PST 2012

On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 05:12:56PM +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 19:08 +0200, Noel Grandin wrote:
> > Don't see why we shouldn't maintain our own patched copy of gmake the
> > same way we maintain patched copies of other components.
> 	There was a long discussion about this at the ESC :-) and I disagree
> with the decision, am still suffering slower builds from it on all my
> machines, but don't much feel like re-opening it personally.
> 	We currently have an improved / patched version of gnumake here:
> 	Which has the speedup patch, and Norbert's nice debugging code etc.
> unfortunately it is extremely non-trivial to get that to automatically
> work as part of the build.
> 	Personally, I'd be thrilled to have a '--with-internal-gmake' configure
> option that would download, build, locally install and setup the paths
> to use an internal, faster gnumake - so I could just add it to my
> autogen.lastrun's -and- IIRC that'd be ok by what we decided last on the
> topic too.

Or you can build it once and put it into your ~/bin ;-) That is exactly
what I do (because of the additional debugging abilities, which is
someting I use _a lot_).


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