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Bug 21131 - Solaris 8 (non-GNU make) build problem
Solaris 8 (non-GNU make) build problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-20 12:06 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-29 04:57:12 EST
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Description Joe Orton 2000-11-20 12:06:29 EST
RPM build fails on Solaris 8 due to a lack of GNU make.

The generated Makefile's contain lines like:

librpm_la_DEPENDENCIES =  $(subst .c,.lo,$(DBLIBOBJS))

(from lib/Makefile.in)

The same will go for all platforms without GNU make, presumably.
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-11-28 12:42:00 EST
Install gnu make on solaris first. You will also need to build libdb1 and libdb3

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2000-11-29 04:57:09 EST
Unfortunately, this is not an acceptable solution: our customers do not have GNU
make and in some cases don't want to have GNU make.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2000-12-22 10:29:46 EST
Fixed in rpm-4.0.something, I fergit.
Comment 4 Dimitri Papadopoulos 2001-05-15 08:44:35 EDT
RPM 4.0.2 still needs gmake to build. Won't work with Sun make:

Making all in popt
make  all-recursive
Making all in intl
Making all in po
make: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 90: Macro assignment on dependency
Current working directory /home/papadopo/rpm-4.0.2/popt/po

Line 90 of popt/po/Makefile is empty and Sun's make has a problem with it:

all-yes: cat-id-tbl.c $(CATALOGS)

$(srcdir)/$(PACKAGE).pot: $(POTFILES)
	$(XGETTEXT) --default-domain=$(PACKAGE) --directory=$(top_srcdir) \

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