[CentOS] mkdep vs. makedepend

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Fri Jul 4 22:08:40 UTC 2008

MHR wrote:
> Where I work, we have an application that has been merrily running
> away (and being built) on FC1 (yes, you read that right).
> One of my assignments is to bring this up to CentOS, but on my first
> effort, I ran into this interesting "feature."  The original build
> process (FC1) uses mkdep to generate the dependency files that are
> subsequently used by the makes to build the app.  mkdep does not exist
> in CentOS 5.2.  There is a makedepend command that operates slightly
> differently.
> Can someone enlighten me on this, particularly w.r.t. 1) how do I use
> makedepend to generate the same files mkdep did and is this a good
> idea (my impression is that it's not really that hard but also not
> necessarily a good idea or 2) convert all the makefiles to be
> makedepend friendly (seems relatively easy, though fairly extensive,
> but probably a better idea and also harmless should I wish/need to
> continue to build on the FC1 system?
> Probably a really basic question or two, but neither google nor the
> archives have a good article on this that I could find.

That will probably build as is on CentOS-3

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