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Re: Comments on INSTALL for 1.1.0-rc1

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2004-07-21 22:05:57 CEST

On Jul 21, 2004, at 10:10, Martin Tomes wrote:

> Barry Scott wrote:
>> Why is the recommended gettext 0.12.1 and not 0.13.0?
> Because it was current when the INSTALL was written and it hasn't been
> changed. I could add 'or higher' and run the risk that a newer
> gettext breaks the build. I will try 0.13.0 and update if it works.
>> libiconv is not with gettext as suggested. It is in
>> http://mirrors.kernel.org /gnu/libiconv.
> I'll fix this, I think my original patch pointed to
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/ and the gettext was added later.
>> The source tar file does not expand correct as the recommended
>> Unxutils.sourceforge.net
>> tar does not understand POSIX >100 char filenames. (Thanks to Ben for
>> explaining
>> the problem to me).
> Which source tar file is this?


>> I'd suggest that INSTALL notes this problem with expanding the tar
>> file and if
>> one of the Windows TAR tools works recommend it and point out that
>> the common
>> tools like WinZip and unxutils tar do not work.
> I use cygwin and all is well!

Many people will not install cygwin just to get a tar that works for
one build.

The talk of having a zip file with make this a none issue. Just tell
windows builders to
use the zip file not the tar.gz file.


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