Commit 5772b920 authored by Noam Postavsky's avatar Noam Postavsky

; INSTALL.REPO: Mention cases that 'make bootstrap' can't handle (Bug#26246).

parent b104d764
......@@ -50,8 +50,21 @@ To update loaddefs.el (and similar files), do:
$ make autoloads
If either of the above partial procedures fails, try 'make bootstrap'.
If CPU time is not an issue, 'make bootstrap' is the most thorough way
to rebuild, and avoid any spurious problems.
If CPU time is not an issue, 'make bootstrap' is a more thorough way
to rebuild, avoiding spurious problems.
Occasionally, there are changes that 'make bootstrap' won't be able to
handle. The most thorough cleaning can be achieved by 'git clean -fx'
which will leave you with only files from the git repository. Here
are some faster methods for a couple of particular error cases:
/usr/bin/m4:aclocal.m4:9: cannot open `m4/count-leading-zeros.m4': No such file or directory
This can be fixed with 'rm aclocal.m4'.
make: *** No rule to make target 'lib/', needed by 'lib/'
This can be fixed with 'rm lib/Makefile Makefile'.
Because the repository version of Emacs is a work in progress, it will
sometimes fail to build. Please wait a day or so (and check the
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