debugging a make/dependency issue

Richard Levitte levitte at
Fri Jun 7 11:36:53 UTC 2019

The first thing to do is reconfigure, as that will regenerate the

Otherwise, the thing I can think of is if someone mixed up INCLUDE and
SOURCE in a  The following in crypto/bn/
would probably generate that kind of fault:


The correct line would be:


(or well, if there's a '../include' somewhere in a SOURCE directive,
it should be removed)


On Tue, 04 Jun 2019 22:12:09 +0200,
Salz, Rich via openssl-users wrote:
> I am importing some code into openssl and getting a strange build error:
> make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'crypto/bn/crypto/include.o', needed by 'libcrypto.a'.  Stop.
> Any common ideas on what to look for (e.g., missing header file, wrong INCLUDE settings in
>, etc) ?
Richard Levitte         levitte at
OpenSSL Project

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