make question

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Nov 24 19:49:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, 2002-11-25 at 05:55, Green, Paul wrote:
> I need to make a change to the Samba (3.0 and head) makefiles because my
> system has a required executable suffix.  I know how to do this; I'm testing
> the patch now. My question is, must I assume that Samba might be built by
> some rather simplistic (to be kind) make programs, or can I assume that,
> say, (GNU make) features like $(addsuffix ...) are universally available?
> Judging by the existing makefile, the answer appears to be "assume the
> worst..."

Correct, we have the joy of having to compile with nearly every 'make'
imaginable, and any slightly ANSI C compliant compiler...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at
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