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Re: Failure building Emacs on WSL

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Failure building Emacs on WSL
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:23:35 -0800
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On 02/01/2018 12:59 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
When is 'makeinfo' used building Emacs?

If I build with

   ./make install

is it really used?

It's not used if you're building from an Emacs distribution tarball, which is intended to be portable even to platforms lacking many developer tools. It is used if you're building from Git, where it's assumed you have a development environment with the appropriate tools, one of them being GNU texinfo.

It's probably best for you to arrange for your preferred environment to have all these tools. If that's not possible for some reason, you can first use GNU/Linux to create a tarball, and then copy the tarball to your more-limited development environment and build from that.

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