MacOS build issue

Michael Stahl mst at
Thu Nov 14 16:54:15 UTC 2019

On 14.11.19 17:51, Michael Stahl wrote:
> On 14.11.19 17:06, Chris Sherlock wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I’m running macOS Catalina. After getting some help tweaking the lode 
>> setup script to handled Catalina, I’ve now gotten to the point where I 
>> am running make, but I get an error.
>> I’ve run the verbose make option in the hope that someone might be 
>> able to assist me with the following error I’m getting:
>> christophersherlock at imac core % make clean
> i'm guessing that this ^ is a recent make that was built by lode
>> rm -fr /Users/christophersherlock/repos/lode/dev/core/test-install
>> rm -fr /Users/christophersherlock/repos/lode/dev/core/instdir
>> rm -fr /Users/christophersherlock/repos/lode/dev/core/workdir
>> christophersherlock at imac core % make GMAKE_OPTIONS='VERBOSE=1'
>> /Applications/ -j 1  VERBOSE=1
> i'm guessing that this ^ is some 10 year old thing that doesn't support 
> $(file)
> then your contains export HAVE_GNUMAKE_FILE_FUNC=TRUE but 
> it's a lie and nothing works...

quite frankly i wonder if we should just remove support for building 
with make < 4.0 on master; better to have a clear error message than 
funny inconsistent build configurations leading to mysterious errors...

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