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INSTALL misdirection

From: David Boyce
Subject: INSTALL misdirection
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:54:16 -0700

I know the INSTALL file is missing from 4.3 so I can't check it directly, so while building a new copy of 4.3 from source I relied on the version from 4.2.1. It says:

  1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
     `./configure' to configure the package for your system.  If you're
     using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
     `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
     `configure' itself.

     Running `configure' takes awhile.  While running, it prints some
     messages telling which features it is checking for.

  2. Type `make' to compile the package.

The first sentence "cd to the directory containing the package's source code" seems somewhere between misleading and just wrong. The directory containing source code is ./src but the configure script, and the subsequently generated Makefile, are both at the top level.


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