Syncing make-dfsg 2.82 from Debian experimental

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Wed Aug 8 20:09:00 UTC 2012

Hey everyone,

I'm unsure who to ask for feedback so I'm emailing that list.

Is there anyone having an objection syncing make 2.82 [1] from Debian 
- the version is out of over 2 years
- it's in fedora for about 2 years
- it's in Debian experimental for a year

The new version fixes a stack of bugs, it seems Debian found an issue 
they consider important (breaking compatibility in some cases), upstream 
doesn't have the same opinion and documentation that with a "WARNING: 
Backward-incompatibility!" in their NEWS, the bug didn't get any 
activity for almost a year.

The reason I'm asking is because I ran into issues trying to update 
webkit this week and build needs a make update (and a patch over the new 
version) to build correctly, which let us with the options to update 
make, or trying to backport fixes for it, or try to workaround on the 
webkit side...

Is anyone here having a strong opinion on the topic? If nobody says to 
not to do I will probably sync the new version for quantal

Sebastien Bacher


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