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Re: Two problems on MacOS Catalina...

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Two problems on MacOS Catalina...
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:01:17 -0500

On Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:36:37 +0000 Alan Third <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > > My first thought is to try "make bootstrap;make install" and
> > > > then copy the Emacs.app directory again.  
> > >
> > > I will try that and report back.  
> > 
> > That works. But: it was never necessary to "make bootstrap"
> > before to get a working emacs. What has changed, and can it be
> > documented in INSTALL?  
> Sometimes it is necessary. I don’t know why but some changes to the
> codebase have required ‘make bootstrap’ for as long as I’ve been
> building Emacs. Usually a number of people post to emacs-dev asking
> why they can’t build master any more.

In that case, I think it would be good to document this in INSTALL.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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