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building guile-lib snapshot?

From: Steve Tell
Subject: building guile-lib snapshot?
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 00:14:46 -0400 (EDT)

I downloaded

but how am I _supposed_ to build it?

I tried this not-quite-obvious sequence:

$ tar xzf ../download/guile/guile-lib-20040625.tar.gz 
$ cd guile-lib-20040625/
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ srcdir=../src/guile-lib ../src/configure 
ERROR: no distribution name file found 

I got somthing to configure, build, and install by copying the 
=RELEASE-ID file from
but that can't possibly be right...

Looks like somthings a bit amiss in the snapshots.

Related to the build process, can I insert a plea for a short Readme? This
would be especialy helpful given the alien build process (alien being
defined these days as anything but standard-autoconf
"./configure;make;make install").

And BTW, what's this about configure not wanting to run in the source
tree?  Why do I care what happens to the source tree? I'm going to delete
it 30 seconds after doing the install anyway.

Guile-lib looks like some useful bits; thanks everyone.
But for now I'm just trying to run g-wrap - but that's another story.


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