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1 files changed, 25 insertions, 36 deletions
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-This directory contains the 3.82 release of GNU Make.
+This directory contains the 4.0 release of GNU Make.
See the file NEWS for the user-visible changes from previous releases.
In addition, there have been bugs fixed.
@@ -8,20 +8,22 @@ your operating system.
For general building and installation instructions, see the file INSTALL.
-If you need to build GNU Make and have no other `make' program to use,
-you can use the shell script `build.sh' instead. To do this, first run
-`configure' as described in INSTALL. Then, instead of typing `make' to
-build the program, type `sh build.sh'. This should compile the program
+If you need to build GNU Make and have no other 'make' program to use,
+you can use the shell script 'build.sh' instead. To do this, first run
+'configure' as described in INSTALL. Then, instead of typing 'make' to
+build the program, type 'sh build.sh'. This should compile the program
in the current directory. Then you will have a Make program that you can
-use for `./make install', or whatever else.
+use for './make install', or whatever else.
Some systems' Make programs are broken and cannot process the Makefile for
GNU Make. If you get errors from your system's Make when building GNU
-Make, try using `build.sh' instead.
+Make, try using 'build.sh' instead.
GNU Make is free software. See the file COPYING for copying conditions.
+GNU Make is copyright by the Free Software Foundation. Copyright notices
+condense sequential years into a range; e.g. "1987-1994" means all years
+from 1987 to 1994 inclusive.
@@ -64,7 +66,7 @@ Bug Reporting
You can send GNU make bug reports to <email@example.com>. Please see the
-section of the GNU make manual entitled `Problems and Bugs' for
+section of the GNU make manual entitled 'Problems and Bugs' for
information on submitting useful and complete bug reports.
You can also use the online bug tracking system in the Savannah GNU Make
@@ -79,31 +81,20 @@ If you need help using GNU make, try these forums:
-You may also find interesting patches to GNU Make available here:
-Note these patches are provided by our users as a service and we make no
-statements regarding their correctness. Please contact the authors
-directly if you have a problem or suggestion for a patch available on
-The GNU make source repository is available via anonymous CVS from the
-GNU Subversions CVS server; look here for details:
+The GNU make source repository is available via Git from the
+GNU Savannah Git server; look here for details:
-Please note: you won't be able to build GNU make from CVS without
+Please note: you won't be able to build GNU make from Git without
installing appropriate maintainer's tools, such as GNU m4, automake,
-autoconf, Perl, GNU make, and GCC. See the README.cvs file for hints on
+autoconf, Perl, GNU make, and GCC. See the README.git file for hints on
how to build GNU make once these tools are available. We make no
-guarantees about the contents or quality of the latest code in the CVS
+guarantees about the contents or quality of the latest code in the Git
repository: it is not unheard of for code that is known to be broken to
be checked in. Use at your own risk.
@@ -112,8 +103,8 @@ System-specific Notes
It has been reported that the XLC 1.2 compiler on AIX 3.2 is buggy such
-that if you compile make with `cc -O' on AIX 3.2, it will not work
-correctly. It is said that using `cc' without `-O' does work.
+that if you compile make with 'cc -O' on AIX 3.2, it will not work
+correctly. It is said that using 'cc' without '-O' does work.
The standard /bin/sh on SunOS 4.1.3_U1 and 4.1.4 is broken and cannot be
used to configure GNU make. Please install a different shell such as
@@ -123,15 +114,15 @@ information:
One area that is often a problem in configuration and porting is the code
to check the system's current load average. To make it easier to test and
-debug this code, you can do `make check-loadavg' to see if it works
-properly on your system. (You must run `configure' beforehand, but you
+debug this code, you can do 'make check-loadavg' to see if it works
+properly on your system. (You must run 'configure' beforehand, but you
need not build Make itself to run this test.)
Another potential source of porting problems is the support for large
files (LFS) in configure for those operating systems that provide it.
Please report any bugs that you find in this area. If you run into
difficulties, then as a workaround you should be able to disable LFS by
-adding the `--disable-largefile' option to the `configure' script.
+adding the '--disable-largefile' option to the 'configure' script.
On systems that support micro- and nano-second timestamp values and
where stat(2) provides this information, GNU make will use it when
@@ -151,7 +142,7 @@ Ports
- See README.customs for details on integrating GNU make with the
Customs distributed build environment from the Pmake distribution.
- - See readme.vms for details about GNU Make on OpenVMS.
+ - See README.VMS for details about GNU Make on OpenVMS.
- See README.Amiga for details about GNU Make on AmigaDOS.
@@ -171,9 +162,7 @@ at the right README!
-Copyright (C) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,
-1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
-2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+Copyright (C) 1988-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This file is part of GNU Make.
GNU Make is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the