I did see this part in INSTALL, but I don't understand how to use it
On Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:00:01 AM UTC-7, John McKown wrote:
>> It is my first time compiling a program under a (debian) linux system. I
>> follow the instruction supplied in the tar file. So I enter the following
>> command as root:
>> make prefix=/usr/local install install-doc install-html install-info
> If you look down a bit further in the INSTALL member you will see :
> Alternatively you can use autoconf generated ./configure script to
> set up install paths (via config.mak.autogen), so you can write instead
> $ make configure ;# as yourself
> $ ./configure --prefix=/usr ;# as yourself
> $ make all doc ;# as yourself
> # make install install-doc install-html;# as root
> I don't use Debian, that the above is how _I_ set up to recompile git on
> RedHat Fedora. I do not know for a fact that this will help, but I humbly
> suggest that it _might_. What can it hurt to try?
> I also see from your transcript a line about "zlib.h" not found. In
> Fedora, this exists only if the "zlib-devel" package is installed. A quick
> search gave me some hits on "zlib1g-dev". You may need to install this
> package. There may be more development packages you need to install. There
> is an entire list of packages needed starting around line 90 in the INSTALL
> file. If you do the "./configure", it will whine about things which are
> missing. If you need help with "./configure", then enter: "./configure
> --help | less " to get an overview of the various parameters you can use.
> Schrodinger's backup: The condition of any backup is unknown until a
> restore is attempted.
> Yoda of Borg, we are. Futile, resistance is, yes. Assimilated, you will be.
> He's about as useful as a wax frying pan.
> 10 to the 12th power microphones = 1 Megaphone
> Maranatha! <><
> John McKown
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