Commit 8669e78f authored by Eric S. Raymond's avatar Eric S. Raymond
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Document when cvs -d up may be needed.

parent b2ee479e
2008-06-08 Eric S. Raymond <>
* INSTALL.CVS: Indicate when cvs -d up may be needed.
2008-06-07 Glenn Morris <>
* (bootstrap-build): Remove mostlyclean, since it seems to
......@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@ byte-compiled Lisp files, are not stored in the CVS repository.
Therefore, to build from CVS you must run "make bootstrap"
instead of just "make":
$ cvs update
$ ./configure
$ make bootstrap
......@@ -21,6 +22,15 @@ followed by configure before trying it again. (Occasionally the loaddefs.el
file gets into a bad state due to changes in the Lisp libraries; this procedure
forces it to be regenerated.)
If even 'make bootstrap' followed by 'make maintainer-clean' fails, it may
be that some reorganization of the tree has created a new subdirectory. Try
$ cvs -d update
$ make maintainer-clean
$ ./configure
$ make bootstrap
Normally, it is not necessary to use "make bootstrap" after every CVS
update. Unless there are problems, we suggest using the following
alternative procedure after you have done "make bootstrap" at least
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