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Re: Build gnu cmake sources

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Build gnu cmake sources
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2023 07:37:22 -0400
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On Mon, 2023-04-10 at 01:51 +0300, Дмитрий Мозулёв wrote:
> I would like to build your GNU Make utility from source for 5
> platforms: Windows x64, Linux x64/arm64 and macOS x64/arm64.
> Unfortunately, I'm having trouble.

Hi; please use the bug-make@gnu.org mailing list for questions about
building GNU Make rather than emailing me directly; often there will be
someone on the list who can help even when I'm unavailable (as I have
been for the last two weeks).

> On Windows I call bootstrap.bat and build_w32.bat gcc - the utility
> is built. But on other platforms, neither bootstrap nor build.sh can
> be run - they give errors. bootstrap can't find autoconf and
> automake. build.sh can't open build.cfg.

It is not possible to build GNU Make from a Git workspace on POSIX-
based systems without installing a number of other packages and tools
such as autoconf and automake (and other things).

The full details on what you need to build from a Git workspace are in
the README.git file.  Note this file is not present in the release tar
files since you don't need those tools for that.

> Please share your build instructions.
> I tried using the source archives (https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make) -
> but there are other problems.

In general if you want to build GNU Make for production use, you should
always use the release tar files found at the above location.  Building
from a Git workspace is intended mainly for people who want to help
with developing GNU Make.

If you have "other problems" building the release from source, please
provide details.  The release tar file has been tested on over 20
different operating systems / versions, including obviously GNU/Linux
and MacOS.

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