make stdlinks & make depend

Mark.Andrews at Mark.Andrews at
Mon Mar 19 22:06:35 UTC 2001

	make stdlinks/uplinks/links allow you to *build* in a different
	directory to the src.

		stdlinks /var/obj/bind
		uplinks ../<platform>
		links   user defined.

	"make depend" adds dependencies to the Makefiles.

> So, I've just done an upgrade from 8.1.2 to 8.2.3 (yes, I know, upgrade to
> the latest 9 version, that's next).  I'm just curious about something.
> What do 'make stdlinks' and 'make depend' do exactly?  Outside of BIND,
> I've never used these kinds of options before (ah, bless'ed pkgadd).  I
> assume its linking libraries or somesuch, but what's up with /var/obj?
> Why is that directory even necessary?  Where are these files placed if you
> don't use stdlinks?  What are the ramifications of such a bold move?
> As you can see, I'm just darned confused.  For information purposes,
> clarification of the stdlinks and depends options would be greatly
> appreciated.
> --Greg Chavez
Mark Andrews, Nominum Inc.
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
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