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Re: What should I do when building Emacs again with different configure

From: Xue Fuqiao
Subject: Re: What should I do when building Emacs again with different configure options?
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:38:26 +0800

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Peter Dyballa <> wrote:
> Am 28.07.2013 um 00:30 schrieb Xue Fuqiao:
>> So could we remove the "./configure"?
> No! Without invoking configure at least once after the 'make
> distclean' or out-packing the sources no Makefile is there and so GNU
> Emacs cannot be built. The configure run creates the Makefiles in the
> top level directory and in sub-directories with some kind of sources
> that need to be compiled to something more useful – these are for
> example the TEXI or LISP files, which become INFO or ELC files – and
> the 'make distclean' removes these Makefiles. It might be useful to
> document that configure can be invoked with arguments to prepare an
> optimised build. And that the build/install options can be retrieved
> by invoking "./configure --help"?

Thanks for your reply.  I think you misunderstood me.  What I wanted to
do is removing this line, not removing the configure process.

> Or, if you want to remove something from the INSTALL file, then I'd recommend
>         * intlfonts-VERSION.tar.gz
> These are pretty old bitmapped fonts. They cannot be used with GNU
> Emacs' font shaping capabilities. The GNU Freefonts (FreeSerif,
> FreeSans, FreeMono) exist and offer support for many scripts and
> languages.

Agreed.  And (info "(efaq) How to add fonts") also needs changing.

Best regards, Xue Fuqiao.

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