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Re: Fw: building make

From: Dylan Cuthbert
Subject: Re: Fw: building make
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 09:37:39 +0900

Ah, its a vicious circle isn't it - gcc 3.1 writes dwarf2 which needs v5.1.1
of gdb/insight which needs the incrTcl package and that needs a
beta/experimental version of make... which I can't compile because I don't
have unix :-(

Could you let me know the versions of autoconf/automake and gettext you are
using please, as I can probably compile newer versions of these within

Either that or let me know when the next "here's one I did earlier"
distribution tars go online. :-)

Q-Games, Dylan Cuthbert.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
To: "Dylan Cuthbert" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: building make

> %% "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

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