Circular main <- main.o dependency dropped.

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    Circular main <- main.o dependency dropped.

    What does this one error that I got mean?

    Circular main <- main.o dependency dropped.

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    Please post the makefile.

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    >> Spam much?

    How is that spam? I noticed that the veiw level was very low, and you can't rename the title of a thread once in place. So I thought putting the error as the title would get more views, thus giving me more a chance of getting a responce.


    >> Please post the makefile.

    I don't see how it would help. But I am the one asking...

    Code:
    # Project: Glut
    # Makefile created by Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2
    
    CPP  = g++.exe
    CC   = gcc.exe
    WINDRES = windres.exe
    RES  = 
    OBJ  = mainGlut.o camera.o vectors.o pool.o $(RES)
    LINKOBJ  = mainGlut.o camera.o vectors.o pool.o $(RES)
    LIBS =  -L"C:/Dev-Cpp/lib" -mwindows -lcomctl32 -lwinmm -lopengl32 -lglu32 -lgdi32 -lglut -lglut32 -lglaux -s   
    INCS =  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/include" 
    CXXINCS =  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/lib/gcc/mingw32/3.4.2/include"  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/include/c++/3.4.2/backward"  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/include/c++/3.4.2/mingw32"  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/include/c++/3.4.2"  -I"C:/Dev-Cpp/include" 
    BIN  = Glut.exe
    CXXFLAGS = $(CXXINCS)  
    CFLAGS = $(INCS)  
    RM = rm -f
    
    .PHONY: all all-before all-after clean clean-custom
    
    all: all-before Glut.exe all-after
    
    
    clean: clean-custom
    	${RM} $(OBJ) $(BIN)
    
    $(BIN): $(OBJ)
    	$(CPP) $(LINKOBJ) -o "Glut.exe" $(LIBS)
    
    mainGlut.o: mainGlut
    	$(CPP) -c mainGlut -o mainGlut.o $(CXXFLAGS)
    
    camera.o: camera.cpp
    	$(CPP) -c camera.cpp -o camera.o $(CXXFLAGS)
    
    vectors.o: vectors.cpp
    	$(CPP) -c vectors.cpp -o vectors.o $(CXXFLAGS)
    
    pool.o: pool.cpp
    	$(CPP) -c pool.cpp -o pool.o $(CXXFLAGS)

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    It's a make error.

    According to gnu.org's make manual:

    `Circular xxx <- yyy dependency dropped.'
    This means that make detected a loop in the dependency graph: after tracing the dependency yyy of target xxx, and its dependencies, etc., one of them depended on xxx again.

    But I can't figure out from that file where the circular reference is.

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