For general building and installation instructions, see the file
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.
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.
See README.WIN32 for details about GNU Make on Windows NT or 95.
See README.Amiga for details about GNU Make on AmigaDOS.
The MSDOS port of GNU Make is available as part of DJGPP; see the WWW page http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/ for more information.
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.
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 need not build Make itself to run this test.)
See the file NEWS for what has changed since previous releases.
GNU Make is fully documented in make.texinfo. See the section entitled `Problems and Bugs' for information on submitting bug reports.
GNU Make is free software. See the file COPYING for copying conditions.