I need GNU Make 4.0+ because of the new file function.

How can I install this on Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried the .deb, but it depends on libc6 2.17.


For folks like you I have just put a 64-bit amd deb of remake for Ubuntu 12.04. remake is GNU Make with some extensions. The specific version I used was 4.1.

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  • Thank you for remake, I'm going to try it out. Just letting you know that your package can not be installed at the same time as Ubuntu's make-4 package. dpkg: error processing archive /home/thomas/Downloads/remake_4.1+dbg1.0_amd64.deb (--install): trying to overwrite '/usr/include/gnumake.h', which is also in package make 4.0-8 – thomie Jun 18 '15 at 17:01
  • Does adding --replacefiles take care of this? I'm quite sure what the best way to handle this on the packing side is yet. – rocky Jun 18 '15 at 17:59
  • @rocky, any updates on this install. I just tried to install the file you linked to and I get the same error, that it is trying to overwrite gnumake.h. It doesn't seem like --replacefiles is even a valid option. – mikeazo Jan 18 '17 at 16:52

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