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[debbugs-tracker] bug#19928: closed (Bug: no INSTALL file)

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Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#19928: closed (Bug: no INSTALL file)
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:51:01 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Bug: no INSTALL file Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:06:00 +0100
There is no INSTALL file at the commit:

$ git log -1
commit 3d6cd2129e0454c537b315ce0a3aab8e032fa76a
Author: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
Date:   Wed Feb 11 12:12:23 2015 -0800

    maint: use ASAN-poisoning more carefully

I have tried to install grep in the following way and it failed:

$ autoconf --version
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.63
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

$ autoconf
configure.ac:69: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS
      If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
      See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.ac:72: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
configure.ac:74: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_SILENT_RULES
configure.ac:182: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION
configure.ac:183: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_GNU_GETTEXT
configure.ac:189: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONDITIONAL

$ ./configure 
configure: error: cannot find install-sh or install.sh in build-aux "."/build-aux


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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#19928: Bug: no INSTALL file Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:49:57 -0800 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/31.4.0
On 02/23/2015 08:06 AM, Lukasz Dorau wrote:
There is no INSTALL file

There's not supposed to be an INSTALL file in a git checkout. Instead, please read README-hacking. I installed the attached change to README to help explain this.

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