Totally newbie - install problems

Jud judmarc at
Thu Jun 19 18:09:11 PDT 2003

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 17:52:09 -0700 (PDT), jle <jle at> wrote:

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

It's probably automatic by now, but yeah, you can save yourself a bit of 
typing by just using

# make install clean

 - it builds all dependencies as well as the main port.  Portupgrade by 
itself won't upgrade all the dependencies.  You'll want to use the -R 
option for that.



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