Commit e4e772f1 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Clarify about omitting CONFIGURATION-NAME with configure.

parent 65059037
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3a) To build in the top-level Emacs source directory, go to that
directory and run the program `configure' as follows:
./configure CONFIGURATION-NAME [--OPTION[=VALUE]] ...
./configure [CONFIGURATION-NAME] [--OPTION[=VALUE]] ...
The CONFIGURATION-NAME argument should be a configuration name given
in `./etc/MACHINES'. If omitted, `configure' will try to guess your
system type; if it cannot, you must find the appropriate configuration
name in `./etc/MACHINES' and specify it explicitly.
in `./etc/MACHINES', with the system version number added at the end.
You should try first omitting CONFIGURATION-NAME. This way,
`configure' will try to guess your system type. If it cannot guess,
or if something goes wrong in building or installing Emacs this way,
try again specifying the proper CONFIGURATION-NAME explicitly.
If you don't want X support, specify `--with-x=no'. If you omit this
option, `configure' will try to figure out for itself whether your
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