Patched GNU Make 3.82 sources to add improved error reporting, tracing, and a debugger.
Although there's a full debugger here, most of the time I can get by using no options since normal output is a little more verbose and detailed. When that isn't enough, I use the --trace or -x option, e.g
remake -x <other make options>
But if you want the full debugger, use --debugger or -X:
remake -X <other make options>
Also, if there is project and you want a list of "interesting" targets, try:
If the project has commented its Makefile using remake-friendly comments you may get output like this:
ChangeLog # create ChangeLog fom git log via git2cl build # Do what it takes to build software locally check # Run all tests clean # Remove OS- and platform-specific derived files. dist # Create source and binary distribution distclean # Remove all derived files. Like "clean" on steroids. install # Install package test # Same as check
$ autoreconf -i $ ./configure $ make update $ make && make check && sudo make install
See README.cvs for more detail regarding the above and for GNU Make CVS source instructions.
See also https://github.com/rocky/remake/wiki
Author for debugger portion: Rocky Bernstein firstname.lastname@example.org