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Re: can't build GNU make from savannah git

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: can't build GNU make from savannah git
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:25:12 -0700
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Mike Gran wrote:
n the README.git , it says that you need to do a "make update"
between the "configure" and the "make" step.  I think you skipped
that part.

Ah, thanks, I did skip it. Shouldn't the 'make' build procedure be smart enough to figure this one out on its own?

Anyway, I did a 'make update' and the process went a bit further. It then hung after asking:

wget --passive-ftp -nv http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnulib.git/plain/build-aux/texinfo.tex -O config/texinfo.tex 2014-08-06 16:49:09 URL:http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnulib.git/plain/build-aux/texinfo.tex [326981/326981] -> "config/texinfo.tex.t" [1]
mv: replace ‘config/texinfo.tex’, overriding mode 0444 (r--r--r--)?

I typed 'yes', and then typed 'yes' a few times more after similar questions (shouldn't this all be automated too?) and eventually got something to build.

The resulting 'make' did not have the bug I was looking for, so this was all a red herring for me, but I hope the build glitches I've reported can be fixed so that the next potential contributor isn't put off by them.

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