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SubjectWhy not make mrproper? (was Linux v2.1.16)

Linus Torvalds writes:
> Oh, one final note about 2.1.16: you should do a "make mrproper" followed
> by a configure and then a "make dep". That should get rid of any bogus
> dependencies that may have been created by 2.1.14 (resulting in "no rule
> to make target 'xxx.h'" errors).

This prompts a question: why *not* do the "make mrproper ; make config ;
make dep ; make clean" sequence when building a new version of a
kernel (e.g., move from 2.1.15 to 2.1.16)?


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