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Re: What happened to INSTALL.txt?

From: Knute Snortum
Subject: Re: What happened to INSTALL.txt?
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:20:02 -0700

But configure and INSTALL.txt aren't in git.  They're created by

Knute Snortum
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On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 2:18 PM H. S. Teoh <> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:05:27PM +0100, antlists wrote:
> On 30/07/2020 17:25, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 08:30:34AM -0700, Knute Snortum wrote:
> > >     Well it looks like README.git should just contain this:
> > >     Instructions for compiling LilyPond from source files can be
> > >     found online at:
> > >
> > >     [1]
> >
> > Sounds like a good idea.
> >
> Does it? You're assuming internet access ... :-(
> Okay, most people will have it, but not all, and if all it needs is to
> run ./configure, then that's what should be in README.git.

Yeah, assuming internet access is not so nice.  README.git should at
least contain enough information to get INSTALL.txt generated without
needing online access, so that if you were to, hypothetically, get stuck
on a desert island without an internet connection (but somehow still
have your PC with you and a power source for it), you could in theory
compile a fresh checkout of lilypond.


Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. -- Brian W. Kernighan

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