Sun's make "almost" works

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <>
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 21:07:17 +0200 (MET DST)

I don't know if we still strive for  non-GNU make capability..

Anyway, here a report:

I was using the builddir != srcdir approach on Sun Solaris 2.6,
and normal Sun make (/usr/ccs/bin/make) worked up to producing a correct
R.X11 binary.

It failed when trying to make the first  src/library/<pkg>/src/<pkg>.so,
namely in eda/src  with

make: Fatal error: Don't know how to make target `line.o'

where GNU make then did

gcc -I../../../../include  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -fPIC -g -O2 -c ../../../../../SRC/src/library/eda/src/line.c -o line.o

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