GNU make is a make implementation for Linux systems. It is used by a wide variety of open source projects, including the Linux kernel. The build is managed by a
Makefile, which tells make how to build the source code.
Yocto recipes inherit
base.bbclass and hence their default behavior is to look for a
GNU Makefile and use GNU make to build the package.
If your package already contains a
Makefile, then all you need to worry about are the arguments that need to be passed to make. Make arguments can be passed using the
EXTRA_OEMAKE variable, and a
do_install override that calls the
oe_runmake install needs to be provided, otherwise an empty install is run.
For example, the
logrotate recipe ...