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 10.0 (buster) 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-2 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-1~nd100+1 i386, amd64
Debian GNU/Linux 11.0 (bullseye) 4.3+dbg-1.5+dfsg-1    
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 4.1+dbg1.1+dfsg-1 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-1~nd90+1 i386, amd64
Debian testing (bookworm) 4.3+dbg-1.5+dfsg-1    
Debian unstable (sid) 4.3+dbg-1.5+dfsg-1 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-1~nd+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” (xenial) 3.82+dbg0.9+dfsg-2 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-1~nd16.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” (bionic) 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-2    
Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” (focal) 4.1+dbg1.3~dfsg.1-3    
Ubuntu 21.04 “Hirsute Hippo” (hirsute) 4.3+dbg-1.5+dfsg-1    
Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri” (impish) 4.3+dbg-1.5+dfsg-1    


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