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* [PATCH] INSTALL: note that we prefer GNU make
@ 2019-10-08  2:41 Eric Wong
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From: Eric Wong @ 2019-10-08  2:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
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ExtUtils::MakeMaker uses non-POSIX '::', at least; and
our own Documentation/ and our postamble are
written for GNU make.

GNU make is also more widely-installed and available than any
other make; even if I'm not generally a fan of GNU-isms.
 INSTALL | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index a661c776..f7e5999e 100644
@@ -182,7 +182,7 @@ Once the dependencies are installed, you should be able to build and
 install the system (into /usr/local) with:
         perl Makefile.PL
-        make
+        make # GNU make is preferred, `gmake' on BSD systems
         make test
         make install # root permissions may be needed

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