bugmake - Bugs: bug #58794, Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make...


bug #58794: Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make 4.3 archive

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 21 Jul 2020 06:17:59 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.3 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Tue 21 Jul 2020 06:29:00 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This was reported to the mailing list back in April... I have no idea where that file went; the file exists in the source repository and I don't recall making any changes that would have caused it to not get added to the distribution.  I'll definitely check it out before the next release.

Thanks for reporting!

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Jul 2020 06:17:59 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi all,

Thanks for the great work with GNU Make!

I wanted to point out a small problem with GNU Make 4.3's documentation. When building from source using http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/make-4.3.tar.gz , I wanted to do things right and read the README to get installation instructions. The README does not contain these but says:

For source distribution building and installation instructions, see the file

However, I can't find a file called INSTALL in the archive. I fell back to doing ./configure, make, make install as usual and that worked fine. But I think it would be good to include the INSTALL file! Apologies if I am being dense and just didn't find this file.




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