Need reviewer: GNU make 3.81

Brad Wetmore bradford.wetmore at
Mon Dec 20 22:12:37 UTC 2010

Looks ok to me.


On 12/18/2010 11:59 AM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> Need reviewer.
> This just causes a sanity warning message at build time when anything
> older than GNU make 3.81 is used.
> We have run into multiple issues where the use of the older GNU make
> versions have caused problems
> and there are some features such as $(eval) that only work with 3.81
> that we may want to use someday.
> If and when we start using these 3.81 features, we will need to change
> this sanity warning to a fatal.
> This should not impact any Linux systems, nor anyone using gmake on
> Solaris, which is usually 3.81 or newer.
> On Windows, life is a little more complicated, but nothing new there.
> Getting a CYGWIN GNU make 3.81 that understands the drive letter paths
> (C:/) can be a little problematic,
> One from should work.
> 6909026: Change GNU make version requirement to 3.81
> -kto

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