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Re: What happened to INSTALL.txt?

From: Knute Snortum
Subject: Re: What happened to INSTALL.txt?
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 08:30:34 -0700

Well it looks like README.git should just contain this:

Instructions for compiling LilyPond from source files can be found online at:

Knute Snortum
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On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 7:43 AM Werner LEMBERG <> wrote:

>> Seems to me like kind of a chicken-and-egg problem, though. In
>> order to build lilypond I need to read INSTALL.txt, but in order to
>> read INSTALL.txt, I need to build lilypond first...  I ended up
>> googling for the file on the website and following the steps from
>> there instead.
> What about a README.txt file that says, "Run configure"?

I think the normal way is to have a `README.git` file that contains
the necessary first steps to build from the repository, and people
should then continue with reading `README.txt` after it has been


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