[PATCH] comptools/make: Install 'gmake' symlink

Bernhard Walle bernhard@bwalle.de
Sun Dec 7 14:57:00 GMT 2014

We had following problem: We're building a toolchain with an old glibc
version for compatibility with old Linux distributions (glibc 2.9). This
version requires make < 4 to build. However, the configure script of
glibc looks for make in the order "gnumake", "gmake" and "make". So when
"gmake" is available in the system (which is the case on Gentoo Linux
per default, unfortunately), then configure finds the system gmake 4.1
instead of the ct-ng make 3.82.

This patch adds an option to install a symlink so that 'gmake' is also
available in the old version when building toolchains.

Signed-off-by: Bernhard Walle <bernhard@bwalle.de>
v2: Add an option instead of always installing the symlink

 config/companion_tools.in                 | 5 +++++
 scripts/build/companion_tools/050-make.sh | 3 +++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/config/companion_tools.in b/config/companion_tools.in
index 18811e6..f922388 100644
--- a/config/companion_tools.in
+++ b/config/companion_tools.in
@@ -35,6 +35,11 @@ config COMP_TOOLS_make
     prompt "make"
+config COMP_TOOLS_make_gmake
+    bool
+    prompt "Add gmake symlink to companion gnu/make"
+    depends on COMP_TOOLS_make
 config COMP_TOOLS_m4
     prompt "m4"
diff --git a/scripts/build/companion_tools/050-make.sh b/scripts/build/companion_tools/050-make.sh
index 6524e35..7c67757 100644
--- a/scripts/build/companion_tools/050-make.sh
+++ b/scripts/build/companion_tools/050-make.sh
@@ -22,6 +22,9 @@ do_companion_tools_make_build() {
     CT_DoExecLog ALL make
     CT_DoExecLog ALL make install
+    if [ "${CT_COMP_TOOLS_make_gmake}" = "y" ]; then
+        CT_DoExecLog ALL ln -sv make "${CT_BUILDTOOLS_PREFIX_DIR}/bin/gmake"
+    fi

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