F21 System Wide Change: Fedora 21 Make 4.0 Update
dennis at ausil.us
Wed Apr 23 18:28:51 UTC 2014
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On Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:29:21 +0200
Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at redhat.com> wrote:
> = Proposed System Wide Change: Fedora 21 Make 4.0 Update =
> Change owner(s): Patsy Franklin <pfrankli at redhat.com>
> This change brings Make 4.0 to Fedora 21.
> == Detailed Description ==
> The purpose of this update is to synchronize Fedora with the most
> recent Make release.
> Several new features, new command line options, new variables, and
> bug fixes have been implemented in Make 4.0.
> Improved error reporting may result in log file differences. If a
> recipe fails, the makefile name and linenumber of the recipe are
> There is one backwards-incompatibility regarding the use of .POSIX.
> Make 4.0 will adhere to POSIX requirements for backshlash/newline
> handling. See the link included under Documentation for more details.
> A new subpackage make-devel will be created containing gnumake.h,a
> new file containing externally-visible content.
> == Scope ==
> * Proposal owners:
> ** Rebase to make-4.0
> ** 6 patches need to be updated to work with new sources
> ** 14 patches will be removed as they are already supported by the
> make-4.0 rebase
> ** make.spec will be updated
> ** local build and test (already completed for glibc and gcc)
> ** patch created and submitted
> ** build
> * Other developers: There are some minor error message changes that
> may show up as log file differences.
> If a package's makefile requires a specific version of make, the
> makefiles may need editing to include make 4.0.
> * Release engineering: There will be a new subpackage make-devel.
what exactly is releng supposed to do withthe new subpackage?
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