Commit c54c978e authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

* INSTALL: Try to clarify role of make distclean.

Fixes: debbugs:14833
parent f7a03897
......@@ -70,24 +70,17 @@ sections if you need to.
you, but there are no obvious errors, assume that `configure' did
its job and proceed.
4. If you need to run the `configure' script more than once (e.g.,
with some non-default options), always clean the source
directories before running `configure' again:
make distclean
./configure
5. Invoke the `make' program:
4. Invoke the `make' program:
make
6. If `make' succeeds, it will build an executable program `emacs'
5. If `make' succeeds, it will build an executable program `emacs'
in the `src' directory. You can try this program, to make sure
it works:
src/emacs -Q
7. Assuming that the program `src/emacs' starts and displays its
6. Assuming that the program `src/emacs' starts and displays its
opening screen, you can install the program and its auxiliary
files into their installation directories:
......@@ -101,6 +94,11 @@ sections if you need to.
You can delete the entire build directory if you do not plan to
build Emacs again, but it can be useful to keep for debugging.
If you want to build Emacs again with different configure options,
first clean the source directories:
make distclean
./configure
Note that the install automatically saves space by compressing
(provided you have the `gzip' program) those installed Lisp source (.el)
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