Totally newbie - install problems

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Jun 19 19:49:10 PDT 2003

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, jle 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.

Okay.  The man page lists it with the extra s.

> 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.

I just thought maybe there was some different functionality versus just
the install target.  Actually, I often split up the make, install, and
clean steps in case it turns out I needed to use different build

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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