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Re: Function of make dep : newbie :-?

On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:46:10 -0500, 
David Z Maze <dmaze@debian.org> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 8765gnqp4d.fsf@everett.mit.edu>:

> Marcos José Setim <mjsetim@yahoo.com.br> writes:
> > Please, which the function of make dep?
> It depends on how the makefile is set up (search for a line that says
> "dep:"), but usually what this does is look through the source files
> for a particular program and generate extra Makefile lines such that,
> if one file changes, every file that includes it is rebuilt.
> > Where meeting some article/documentation easy about make?
> Someone already pointed at the (make) Info file; you also might look
> at the GNU coding standards if you want to know what some of the
> common make targets are.  Most of this documentation is aimed at
> developers, though; if you're just trying to build software and not
> modify it, reading individual packages' INSTALL files is probably a
> better way to go.

...and if you wonder what it does in a kernel recompile 
(I'm just guessing _wildly_ here, you gave _no_ context), 
you'll wanna check out the kernel docs for that bit.  ;-)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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