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Re: [RFC 2/2] Move gdb's xmalloc and friends to new file
> On 17 Jun 2019, at 19:37, Pedro Alves <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 6/17/19 6:43 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Hayward <Alan.Hayward@arm.com> writes:
>> Alan> Looks like this breaks the building of alloc-ipa.o when using Make 3.81
>> Alan> I’ve tried this on a few different machines.
>> My first thought is that maybe we should simply declare 3.81
>> unsupported. It was apparently released in 2006:
>> ... so it is quite ancient.
>> Is there some compelling reason to keep supporting it?
> I think it depends more on what distributions ship than what
> the release date was. E.g., if you look around the last couple
> stable releases of popular stable distros (e.g., ubuntu, debian, fedora),
> which GNU Make version did they ship? If the GNU Make version shipped
> by default is not 4.x, is there an easy optional rpm/deb package
> for GNU Make 4.x available?
> This was the same kind of investigation that led to the GCC 4.8
> minimum requirement.
> Also, looking around the GCC compile farm machine (including the
> /opt/ dirs) for what is available may be a good hint/proxy for
> determining whether bumping the requirement could cause trouble
> for people.
Glibc requires 4.0:
Changes to build and runtime requirements:
GNU make 4.0 or later is now required to build glibc.
GCC still allows 3.8:
GNU make version 3.80 (or later)