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Re: Fw: building make

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Fw: building make
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 09:54:40 -0400

%% "Dylan Cuthbert" <address@hidden> writes:

  dc> Hello again, I found out on further reading that autoconf
  dc> generated the configure script.  Sorry about the confusion but the
  dc> documentation probably needs to be a little clearer for non-unix
  dc> people (of course, I was in a bit of a rush also)

The CVS sources are not intended or designed to be built on non-UNIX
systems.  If they do work, that is just a happy accident.  I do not
check in to CVS all the files generated by the various auto* tools
(autoconf, automake, gettext), so you must have the right versions of
those installed, plus Perl, GNU m4, etc. before you can build GNU make
from CVS.  Most likely this will require a full UNIX system, but it's
possible that all these tools would work on a Windows box--I don't know,
because I don't have one.

You should read the README.cvs file for information on how to build GNU
make as checked out directly from CVS.  There is no mention of this in
the INSTALL, etc. files because when the GNU make package (tar) is
distributed, this file (and some others needed only during package
creation) are not provided.

Also, right now GNU make needs a beta version of gettext; I'm hoping
that the official gettext 0.11.3 will be out before too long.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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