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Re: Installing the current emacs-28 branch under Windows 10

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Installing the current emacs-28 branch under Windows 10
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:33:03 +0300

> From: "H. Dieter Wilhelm" <dieter@duenenhof-wilhelm.de>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org,  phillip.lord@russet.org.uk
> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 22:30:10 +0200
> > I'm not sure this is the root cause of your problem, but it might be.
> > Suggest to reconfigure Git, and then delete your local repository and
> > clone it again.
> I did that and an emacs-28.0.60 was build :-) thank you very much!

Glad my stab in the dark worked.

> >> A sample of text files are encoded in undecided-dos in the emacs
> >> repo.  Do the files need to be encoded in Unix style line endings for
> >> MinGW tools?
> >
> > Not for MinGW, for MSYS.  The autotools you run are MSYS tools, and
> > MSYS is a fork of Cygwin; Cygwin tools expect Unix-style EOLs, yes.
> I see, MinGW is a compiler collection and MSYS is the tooling twiddle,
> thanks for the explanation.

MSYS is needed for everything that expects a Posix shell: the
autogen.sh and configure scripts, the shell commands in Makefiles,

> One observation so far: The Emacs executable can't find its own info
> files!  It seems that in the info viewer are only core utils.

I have no such problem here.  Does that happen in "emacs -Q"?

Do you have INFOPATH set in the environment?

Also, what is the value of Info-default-directory-list immediately
after entering "emacs -Q", and what is the value of
Info-directory-list after invoking "M-x info" in "emacs -Q"?

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