Commit 7aceaab5 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

Improve previous change.

parent 20732e0b
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(If you want to install the Emacs binary, type "make install" instead
of "make" in the last command.)
Occasionally the file "lisp/loaddefs.el" will need to be updated to
reflect new autoloaded functions. If you see errors about undefined
lisp functions during compilation, that may be the reason. Another
symptom may be an error saying that "loaddefs.el" could not be found;
this is due to a change in the way loaddefs.el was handled in CVS, and
should only happen once, for users that are updating old CVS trees.
To update loaddefs.el (and similar files in some subdirectories, eg
mh-e and calendar), do:
Occasionally the file "lisp/loaddefs.el" (and similar *-loaddefs.el
files in some subdirectories of lisp/, e.g. mh-e/ and calendar/) will
need to be updated to reflect new autoloaded functions. If you see
errors (rather than warnings) about undefined lisp functions during
compilation, that may be the reason. Another symptom may be an error
saying that "loaddefs.el" could not be found; this is due to a change
in the way loaddefs.el was handled in CVS, and should only happen
once, for users that are updating old CVS trees. Finally, sometimes
there can be build failures related to *loaddefs.el. In that case,
delete them before following the instructions below to update them.
To update loaddefs.el (and similar files), do:
$ cd lisp
$ make autoloads EMACS=../src/emacs
(If a build fails with complaints related to a *loaddefs.el file, try
deleting any existing *loaddefs.el files and running the above command.)
If either of the above partial procedures fails, try "make bootstrap".
Very occasionally changes in the source can introduce
incompatibilities with previous builds. If a bootstrap fails, as a
last resort try "make maintainer-clean" before bootstrapping again.
If CPU time is not an issue, the most thorough way to rebuild, and
avoid any spurious problems, is always to use "make maintainer-clean;
make bootstrap".
Users of non-Posix systems (MS-Windows etc.) should run the
platform-specific configuration scripts (nt/configure.bat, config.bat,
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