Totally newbie - install problems

jle jle at
Thu Jun 19 17:52:16 PDT 2003

> The target is actually "depends" with the "s".
> But how is that different from 'make install clean'?

make depend (without the 's') all install clean has always worked for me.
I've used that since FreeBSD 2.1 at least.

I would think if it was depends that it would say something like:

make: don't know how to make depend. Stop

So I assume that depend makes dependencies and all makes all options. I've
never really cared what the targets do individually but that's what I use
to build ports, it always builds the dependencies and I've never had
any problems using it. Maybe it's redundant or superfluous but it works
for me.

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