Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alt

From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alt] Re: [Q on OpenSolaris] Why does make think the flex makefile has an unexpected end of line?
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:21:40
Message-Id: 20080624092137.GB4714@gentoo.org
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-alt] Re: [Q on OpenSolaris] Why does make think the flex makefile has an unexpected end of line? by Markus Duft
On 24-06-2008 08:09:35 +0200, Markus Duft wrote:
> > > > Maurice Volaski wrote: > > > I fixed it by emerge-ing Gentoo's make. Seems there is a bug in the > > make > > > program in OpenSolaris. I guess I would amend the directions at > > > http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/prefix/bootstrap-solaris.xml > > to > > > emerge make before emerging flex. :-) > > > > IMHO, I think make should be bootstrapped in code listing 1.3. On the > > 'spartan' OS's, I have seen problems with the native make (non-GNU) > > Haha... sometimes native make is simply not usable IMHO :) I > experienced some cool behaviours with some of them, like simply > stopping compilation in a directory without error and trying to > continue somewhere else - of course failing, because whole libs where > missing. Be thankfull that there was an error, that’s easier to find I > guess ;)
Well, I guess all of you didn't notice that the bootstrap script creates a symlink to gmake, called "make" in the tmp directory. That is why setting up your path is important.
> Also I thought gmake was a requirement for prefix...? or do I mess > this up with prefix-launcher? (this one needs it for sure... native > make cannot even parse the first 20 lines of the makefiles :))
Yes, therefore the bootstrap-prefix.sh script makes sure you're using gmake if the native make isn't sufficient. -- Fabian Groffen Gentoo on a different level -- gentoo-alt@l.g.o mailing list