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Re: Build Emacs from CVS

From: Stefan Naewe
Subject: Re: Build Emacs from CVS
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:41:19 +0200
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Pavel Janík wrote:

   From: Stefan Naewe <address@hidden>
   Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:22:14 +0200

   > make[1]: *** No rule to make target
   > `/home/stefan/src/emacs-cvs/src/../lisp/abbrev.elc', needed by
   > `../etc/DOC'. Stop.
   > make: *** [src] Error 2
> > > ../lisp/abbrev.elc is indeed not there. After looking through the Makefiles
   > a little bit I came to the conclusion that there's a circular dependency:
   > 'emacs' depends on '../etc/DOC' which depends on '../lisp/abbrev.elc' which
   > depends on (i.e. gets built with) 'emacs'.
> > Any ideas on that??

Instead of make, run make bootstrap.

Thanks! Meanwhile I've found that out myself.

BTW - shouldn't we create CVS FAQ? ;-) I think this is the most frequently
asked question today.

Why not create a file README.CVS or INSTALL.CVS in the main directory telling about the different CVS branches that are used, and what make target to use.


Stefan Naewe                                (English, German spoken)
The Imaging Source Europe GmbH       http://www.theimagingsource.com
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