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Re: Goodbye to GNU make's "build.sh" ... ?

From: Howard Chu
Subject: Re: Goodbye to GNU make's "build.sh" ... ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2022 21:39:56 +0100
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Herring, Daniel - 0447 - MITLL wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2022, at 3:30 PM, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:
> How do people bootstrap systems nowadays?  Is it only via
> cross-compilation?
> Another way to bootstrap is to have a native tool chain that is less 
> capableā€¦. For example, an embedded device may come with an old or proprietary 
> shell and compiler.

But it would still include something resembling "make" - embedded systems 
toolkits have shipped with clones of make since the 1980s.

I'm not convinced that there are any notable systems out there capable of 
supporting gmake that don't already have a make utility.
Or that telling anyone so unlucky "first bootstrap with gmake 4.3" is a bad 

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