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Re: Missing INSTALL file

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Missing INSTALL file
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:23:30 -0600
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On 06/20/2011 12:45 PM, David Doria wrote:
> I cloned autoconf with git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/autoconf
> in the README is says "see INSTALL", but I don't see an INSTALL file?

The README file is intended for those users building autoconf from a
tarball, at which point there _is_ and INSTALL file.

If you are building from autoconf.git, you should _first_ read HACKING,
which describes how to bootstrap autoconf (at which point, you will also
have an INSTALL file).

About the only thing we could do to improve this is to make README
mention HACKING; but I'm not sure if that is a good idea, since HACKING
is (currently, and intentionally) not shipped in the tarball.  Any
suggestions on wording a conditional mention of further documentation to
read, where that documentation is only present when building from git,
would be appreciated; otherwise I'm inclined to leave this situation as-is.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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