make, bmake and gmake

Saifi Khan saifi.khan at
Wed Oct 21 02:30:46 PDT 2009


Is there a difference between 'make' and 'bmake' on DragonFly
BSD 2.4.1 ?

i noticed that /usr/pkgsrc/ builds require 'bmake' 
eg. to compile /usr/pkgsrc/devel/gmake
while 'make' crashes out with many errors.

Additionally, /usr/src/test/amd64/ system tests require 'gmake'.

A quick check of the man pages shows
make :   make(1)  DragonFly 2.4  March 30, 2005
bmake:   make(1)  DragonFly 2.4  September 7, 2009

Can the more experienced folks, share their perspective on which
make is recommended to be used ?


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