Bug 236620 - Installing a /usr/bin/bmake link for make(1)
Summary: Installing a /usr/bin/bmake link for make(1)
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 12.0-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2019-03-18 17:39 UTC by Alex Richardson
Modified: 2019-04-01 12:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Alex Richardson freebsd_committer 2019-03-18 17:39:44 UTC
Would it be possible to install a /usr/bin/bmake link that points to /usr/bin/make?

This would make it easier to write cross-platform scripts that build software that needs bmake to compile. Currently I have lots of `if FREEBSD "make" else "bmake"` checks in my scripts. Since make is bmake it would be nice to also install it as bmake.

On MacOS and Linux bmake will generally be installed as /usr/local/bin/bmake (homebrew) or /usr/bin/bmake (Ubuntu) so if I could just invoke bmake everywhere that would be nice.
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2019-04-01 12:54:07 UTC
This sounds reasonable to me