[petsc-dev] configure failed after update of OSX

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jan 28 20:19:01 CST 2014

On Tue, 28 Jan 2014, Jed Brown wrote:

> Aron Ahmadia <aron at ahmadia.net> writes:
> > FWIW, on OS X.9, the venerable make 3.81 is installed natively and does not
> > seem to cause much grief, despite its age.
> That's good to hear.  Why do they refuse to ship a make that is less
> than 8 years old?

Our linux compute machines [ubuntu 12.04] is also has  3.81

Fedora Linux is still at 3.82

Per https://ia601008.us.archive.org/7/items/OhioLinuxfest2013/24-Rob_Landley-The_Rise_and_Fall_of_Copyleft.mp3
Apple doesn't want touch GPL3 code [hence froze gcc at 4.2 and started investing in clang]. But this
issue doesn't exist for gnumake. [I see its GPL2+]


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