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Re: [PATCH] Require GNU make 3.82
- From: Kevin Buettner <kevinb at redhat dot com>
- To: gdb-patches at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Alan Hayward <Alan dot Hayward at arm dot com>
- Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:51:53 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Require GNU make 3.82
- References: <email@example.com>
On Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:11:29 +0000
Alan Hayward <Alan.Hayward@arm.com> wrote:
> Gdbserver has failed to build with GNU make 3.81 since commit 08f10e02be.
> Update the NEWS file to state that versions earlier than 3.82 are not
> 3.82 was released in 2010, 3.81 was released 2006. A quick investigation
> of the default GNU make version provided across various distros found the
> earliest provided version to be 3.82:
> *RHEL 7, Centos 6 - make 3.82
> *Fedora 27 - make 4.2.1
> *OpenSuse 42.2, SLES11 - make 4.2.1
> *Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 - make 4.1
> *Debian Jessie - make 4.0
> Note that Glibc requires at least 4.0, whereas GCC still allows 3.81.
> 2019-07-15 Alan Hayward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * NEWS: Require GNU make 3.82.
This seems okay to me, though I think that Eli needs to approve it.
Regardless, I think you should wait a few days to push it in case
there are any objections. (The other solution is to rewrite the
Makefile rules that caused the breakage.)