Ticket #3737 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Documentation asks to run ./configure script which does not exist

Reported by: sorin Owned by:
Priority: blocker Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: master
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the docs/INSTALL states that you are supposed to run ./configure before running make and make install but this file does not exists!

Looking at travis.yml file I assume that you should run ./autogen.sh instead of ./configure

Marking is as blocker because that's the kind of thing that may deter new contributions :)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by zaytsev

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Milestone Future Releases deleted

The INSTALL file gets shipped with the release tarballs that include pre-generated ./configure script, and so the directions there are absolutely correct. Prospective contributors unfamiliar with autotools are expected to check out developer documentation first, and specifically HACKING, which explains how to obtain the configure script from a git checkout.

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