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Re: [Findutils-patches] [6 PATCHES] New feature added to find: -type xyz

From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] [6 PATCHES] New feature added to find: -type xyz
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:44:46 -0500

Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:
>> The instructions to build is in the README-hacking file. Perhaps we
>> should add INSTALL file. 
> INSTALL is generated as part of bootstrapping the package.
> README-hacking tells how to bootstrap the package.  Building from git is
> different than building from a tarball (which has already been
> bootstrapped).

It would be useful if the Git repository had a simple INSTALL file
saying something like:

    This finutils source needs to be "bootstrapped" before the usual build
    and install procedures.  See README-hacking for instructions.

That would tell new users what to do.  The bootstrapping procedure would
overwrite the initial INSTALL file with the normal INSTALL information.

BTW, in README-hacking, item 3 says:

    3. Run "configure" and "make" in the normal way.

     If you have GNU libintl installed, you can just run "configure".
     Otherwise, run "configure --disable-nls".

At the two points I've marked, that should say "./configure" -- there's
no guarantee that "." is in the user's path.


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