Commit 93e3e16a authored by Miles Bader's avatar Miles Bader


Update INSTALL-CVS to reflect new loaddefs.el handling
parent feebeb72
......@@ -25,21 +25,25 @@ procedure:
(If you want to install the Emacs binary, type "make install" instead
of "make" in the last command.)
If the above procedure fails, try "make bootstrap".
Occasionally the file "lisp/loaddefs.el" will need 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, do:
$ cd lisp
$ make autoloads EMACS=../src/emacs
If either of above procedures fails, try "make bootstrap".
Users of non-Posix systems (MS-Windows etc.) should run the
platform-specific configuration scripts (nt/configure.bat, config.bat,
etc.) before "make bootstrap" or "make"; the rest of the procedure is
applicable to those systems as well.
Note that "make bootstrap" overwrites some files that are under CVS
control, such as lisp/loaddefs.el. This could produce CVS conflicts
next time that you resync with the CVS. If you see such conflicts,
overwrite your local copy of the file with the clean version from the
CVS repository. For example:
cvs update -C lisp/loaddefs.el
Questions, requests, and bug reports about the CVS versions of Emacs
should be sent to rather than
or gnu.emacs.bug. Ideally, use M-x report-emacs-bug RET which will
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