I have a basic questions as to if some Makefile includes a Makefile.inc. Generally what commands/configurations/rules go into the Makefile.inc ?
Any pointers would be useful.
It depends. I've seen a makefile include
It is also common to have project settings in
It is also used to share common makefile code across different projects.
This depends on the programmer who wrote this make file.
Normally, a Makefile.inc file contains a common set of definitions and macros that are used across more than one installation. This way, they are more easily and centrally maintained.