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Re: automake without make?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: automake without make?
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:31:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hello Andrés,

* "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote on Sun, Feb 01, 2009 at 02:32:26AM CET:
> Can automake be used without having make installed? If yes, in which
> kind of scenarios? I'm just thinking that, if there's no scenario, the
> automake package in a distro should depend on the make package, right?

In addition to Russ' reply, it should be possible to use any make
implementation (that roughly conforms to POSIX), so a dependency
on, say, GNU make, would be stricter than necessary.  For example,
Debian also packages BSD make (as pmake) and that does just fine
with files generated by automake.


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