Re: Bug#627983: ITP: bmake -- Portable version of NetBSD's make
On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 09:29:44 +0200, Jeroen Schot wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Jeroen Schot <schot@A-Eskwadraat.nl>
> * Package name : bmake
> Version : 20110505
> Upstream Author : Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
> * URL : http://www.crufty.net/help/sjg/bmake.html
> * License : BSD
> Programming Lang: C
> Description : Portable version of NetBSD's make
> This is a portable version of the make from NetBSD. The bmake program
> aids automatic building and installing of software with the help
> Note: Debian already contains pmake, also derived from NetBSD's make.
There's also FreeBSD's pmake as freebsd-make in the freebsd-buildutils
> But pmake is a manual sync from NetBSD and thus difficult to maintain
> (and as a consequence outdated).
bmake also seems to be synced from NetBSD from time to time. And as
stated on its web page it seems to be just a portability fork of
NetBSD's pmake, so it might make more sense to ask the Debian pmake
maintainer (CCed) if he is interested in switching to that version
instead of uploading yet another pmake implementation?
> Bmake has a active upstream.
Well the pmake Debian package has the same upstream as bmake, so that
by itself does not seem to be an advantage over the others. :)