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Old 11-03-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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'make dep' doubt


Hi All,

I tried to compile the Linux kernel 'latest version' and was able to compile it successfully. However, I have a doubt regarding the steps I followed.

It is regarding 'make dep'. I found that there is no need to 'make dep' for building 2.6 series kernel.

My doubt is why it is not required. How the dependencies are managed in 2.6 series. Whether the kernel build system had been updated to do this with out 'make dep'?

In particular, I would like to know how 'make dep' had been eliminated in 2.6 series.

Thanks,
 
Old 11-03-2009, 01:14 AM   #2
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because it makes the dependices when you type make
 
Old 11-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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Thank you smeezekitty. Could you please give me pointers where I can view about the changes that enabled make to build dependencies.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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why dont you download an older kernel and run diff on the two makefiles?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 03:53 AM   #5
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That is a very good idea. But I am looking for documents on that.

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