Subject: Re: make depend. a good idea, but is it the law?
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/2000 08:21:35
On Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:

> I am running a lot of builds from scratch, and have been wondering
> just how mandatory ``make depend'' is in this case.
> Other than the usual caveats for rebuilding, are there any known dangers
> of skipping ``make depend'' and going straight to ``make all'' ?

You need the make depend step. In some cases, it explicitly builds certain
.h files, so that the source files depend on the right one.

Note in -current builds you don't do them as seperate steps any more. :-)

Take care,