make vs. gmake

John Tilp tilp at ISI.EDU
Tue Oct 8 23:37:26 UTC 2002

Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Steven Grunza wrote:
> >
> > How can I be certain that gmake is called during builds instead of the
> > system's make?  That may be the source of my problems.
> make --version
> If it is GNU make, it will be obvious. :)

If it isn't the GNU make:
  1) create a symbolic link named make that points to gmake.
  2) add the link's directory path to your PATH environment variable
     before the system's path.

-John Tilp

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