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    Subjectclean before or after dep?
    I'm having a problem building a Red Hat kernel
    (kernel-source-2.4.18-10).

    It looks a lot like:
    <http://www.van-dijk.net/linuxkernel/200223/0349.html>

    The error message is:
    make[4]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-10/drivers/pci/devlist.h', needed by `names.o'. Stop.

    The fix proposed in <http://www.van-dijk.net/linuxkernel/200223/0432.html>
    is to reverse the order of clean and dep:

    a kind soul pointed out that I should do:

    make clean dep
    make bzimage

    instead. Works. Learned a new trick :-)

    Now this seems to contradict
    <http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO-2.html#ss2.3>
    which specifies, in step 5:
    bash# make dep
    bash# make clean

    Which is the right order for clean and dep?

    I've always assumed that they could be combined, as in:
    bash# make dep clean
    Am I wrong?

    Where is this documented?

    Hugh Redelmeier
    hugh@mimosa.com voice: +1 416 482-8253

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