remake – GNU make fork with improved error reporting and debugging

Modernized version of GNU make utility that adds improved error reporting, the ability to trace execution in a comprehensible way, and a debugger. Some of the features of the debugger are:

  • see the target call stack
  • set breakpoints on targets
  • show and set variables
  • execute arbitrary “make” code
  • issue shell commands while stopped in the middle of execution
  • inspect target descriptions
  • write a file with the commands of the target expanded
Package availability chart
Distribution Base version Our version Architectures
Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy) 3.81+dbg0.2~dfsg.1-1 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-1~nd70+1 i386, amd64
Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (jessie) 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-2 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd80+1 i386, amd64
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd90+1 i386, amd64
Debian testing (buster) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1    
Debian unstable (sid) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” (precise) 3.81+dbg0.2~dfsg.1-1 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-1~nd12.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” (trusty) 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-1 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd14.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” (xenial) 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-2 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd16.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” (yakkety) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1build2 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd90+1+nd16.10+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” (zesty) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1build2 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1~nd90+1+nd17.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” (artful) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1build2    

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