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Re: [RFC] Update minimum make version to 3.81
- From: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: "Paul E. Murphy" <murphyp at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>, "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo dot org>, Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:01:31 -0400
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Update minimum make version to 3.81
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On 06/14/2016 04:44 PM, Paul E. Murphy wrote:
> On 06/10/2016 06:25 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
>> On Fri, 10 Jun 2016, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> On 10 Jun 2016 15:27, Roland McGrath wrote:
>>>> eval is a pretty horrible feature and I'd probably object to introducing
>>>> any uses of it into libc's makefiles. We already have lots of things that
>>>> might have been done that way, but are instead done with generated makefiles.
>>> while i agree, i still think we should raise the min make ver.
>>> practically speaking, no one is testing 3.79 or 3.80.
>>> i wouldn't mind 3.82 myself -- that's 2010. our gcc & binutils
>>> requirements are more recent than that.
>> It took a long time for GNU/Linux distributors to move on from 3.81. For
>> example, Ubuntu 14.04 uses 3.81.
> With a little more elbow grease, I no longer have reason to
> raise this requirement.
> Are there any other compelling reasons to pursue a bump?
The only reason would be to reflect reality.
That everyone is using make 3.81 or newer.
That isn't a compelling reason though.