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Re: Build failure for Emacs master

From: Angelo Graziosi
Subject: Re: Build failure for Emacs master
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:56 +0200
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Il 13/04/2016 23:32, Paul Eggert ha scritto:
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.

Hmmm... './autogen.sh all' does not work using http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/snapshot/emacs-master.tar.gz as source:

./autogen.sh all
Checking whether you have the necessary tools...
(Read INSTALL.REPO for more details on building Emacs)
Checking for autoconf (need at least version 2.65)...
Checking for automake (need at least version 1.11)...
Your system has the required tools.
Running 'autoreconf -fi -I m4' ...
configure.ac:796: installing 'build-aux/ar-lib'
configure.ac:139: installing 'build-aux/config.guess'
configure.ac:139: installing 'build-aux/config.sub'
configure.ac:136: installing 'build-aux/install-sh'
configure.ac:136: installing 'build-aux/missing'
lib/Makefile.am: installing 'build-aux/depcomp'
Configuring local git repository...
cp: impossibile eseguire stat di '.git/config': No such file or directory

or one is "constrained" to use a clone of git repo? Only an ill mind could think that..


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