[openssl-users] 'makedepend' in openssl builds: clarify need and correct usage

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Wed Mar 16 17:54:15 UTC 2016

On 03/14/2016 04:26 PM, PGNet Dev wrote:
>>> Must use it,
>>>     (1) https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Compilation_and_Installation
>>>         Dependencies
>>>         If you are prompted to run make depend, then you must do so.
> Which I currently attempt to do, but get the reported errors about not 
> finding the stddef.h include etc.
>> I cannot see exactly what is that you find confusing.
> That the wiki says you don't need to,
> "Compilation
>  After configuring the library, you should run make. If prompted, 
> there's usually no need to make depend since you are building from a 
> clean download."
IMHO the Wiki is wrong, also the phrase is not crystal clear to me: "If 
prompted" meaning? "Even if prompted to do so" or "If _not_ prompted"?
Anyway, the header-file-not-found issue is a bug, of course, apart from 
the necessity of running "make depend" or not. I doubt that without 
running "make depend" you'd do better.

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