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

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] [6 PATCHES] New feature added to find: -type xyz
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 14:25:25 -0700
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On 03/02/2016 01:44 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:
> 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.

It's amazingly hard to override INSTALL when using automake to generate
it automatically during bootstrap.  Submit a patch, and we'll consider
it, but I won't be the one writing such a patch.

> 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.

Indeed, and that's a much simpler thing to patch.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
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