Relax GNU make requirements on Windows

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla28

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defect
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
Last year

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(Reporter: glandium, Assigned: glandium)

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Windows 7
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Currently, building on windows requires pymake or mozmake.

With the bugs listed as dependencies, building with a pristine GNU make from current git (so, strictly > 4.0) should work, as long as it's not a msys make.
Depends on: 944634
Blocks: 944650
Attachment #8340180 - Flags: review?(gps) → review+
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/394becd1ec49
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla28
This bug AFAICT broke my Windows builds on at least current aurora (Moz28). Just using the default configuration (building Firefox) with a standard MozillaBuild 1.8.0 setup, I get this error whenever I build:

2:45.91 c:/tb/aurora/src/mozilla/config/baseconfig.mk:23: *** Make version too old. Only versions strictly greater than 4.0 are supported.  Stop.

I think that I am using mozmake from the mozilla-build directory, the first line anyway is:

0:00.48 C:/mozilla-build/msys/bin/sh.exe -c C:/mozilla-build/msys/local/bin/mozmake.EXE -f client.mk -s

Is that no longer supported? make itself, which should not be in use, is GNU Make 3.81.90
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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