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Re: Require `make' when configuring?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Require `make' when configuring?
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:56:27 -0700
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On 07/30/2011 08:09 PM, Tim Cross wrote:
> I would have thought checking for make and such was the role of
> configure?
Emacs 'configure' could be changed to report the absence of 'make',
but in practice it's rare for 'configure's to do that, partly because
it's rare for builders to lack 'make', and partly because the shell
already does the job satisfactorily by saying "make: command not

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