Go Back   DaemonForums > NetBSD > NetBSD General

NetBSD General Other questions regarding NetBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 25th February 2012
thirdm thirdm is offline
Spam Deminer
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 234
Default NetBSD make doesn't look for BSDmakefile?

From what I can tell the make in NetBSD (unlike the ones in OpenBSD or FreeBSD) doesn't try BSDmakefile when given no arguments. It only looks for makefile and Makefile. The man pages say this. The source code, unless I missed something, also says this. As far as I can tell, this has always been the case.

Can someone confirm and do you know why the difference between the BSDs on this?

It came up for me when trying to build the January Rakudo Star. After I run Configure --gen-parrot in the base directory as the instructions say I eventually get this error:

cd 3rdparty/dyncall && BUILD_DIR=. make
make: no target to make.

make: stopped in /usr/local/src/lang/rakudo-star-2012.01/nqp-2012.01/3rdparty/dyncall
 *** Error code 2
I believe it is because the file BSDmakefile in there is not being seen by make. The nqp makefile causes dyncall's configure to be called, but that isn't like a GNU configure script. It doesn't create any makefiles just sets up some other config files. So when nqp's makefile then calls make with no arguments it can't find any makefile.

I'm thinking I should tell someone about this but I'm not sure who or how. I guess it would be the rakudo people maybe.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marvell 88E8038 ethernet adaptor doesn't work with NetBSD 5, even with ACPI disabled GullibleJones NetBSD General 2 13th December 2009 10:55 AM
NetBSD on a laptop: trying to make it work Mr-Biscuit NetBSD Installation and Upgrading 1 1st June 2009 01:43 AM
New Kernel: "make depend" doesn't work nihonto NetBSD General 9 23rd January 2009 09:02 PM
NetBSD pre-release 5 doesn`t boot welkin NetBSD Installation and Upgrading 4 6th January 2009 10:13 PM
/dev/ulpt0 doesn't respond Shagbag OpenBSD General 3 7th July 2008 03:50 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick