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Re: Build failure for Emacs master

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Build failure for Emacs master
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:32:13 -0700
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On 04/13/2016 01:12 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
why now

You can now run './autogen.sh git'.

Really we need to run './autogen.sh git'?

Yes you need to, and yes it is silly. This extra step was put in as a result of the email thread starting here:


I preferred a simpler system where ./autogen.sh just works, without any extra steps, but I was outvoted.

Maybe I am wrong but INSTALL.REPO, which should contain the "more details on building Emacs", does not document this nor the "git" option for autogen.sh nor the other "all" option.

Although INSTALL.REPO contains "more details", it shouldn't contain *all* details (as there are too many). It's not clear that this particular detail is worth recording in INSTALL.REPO.

Maybe I am only adopting the wrong procedure to build Emacs

Yes, as you used a procedure that is not recommended in INSTALL.REPO. You would have avoided the './install.sh git' glitch if you had run plain 'make', or had run './autogen.sh all', which are the two methods that INSTALL.REPO suggests.

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