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Re: Installing and Using make-3.80.tar.gz

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Installing and Using make-3.80.tar.gz
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:51:49 +0300

> Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:23:25 +0100
> From: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> I'm usually able to figure things out quite easily, but I'm completely
> lost as to how to install and use the "make-3.80.tar.gz" package I've
> downloaded on my Windows XP system.  I've tried to read various pages
> with step-by-step instructions on how to set it up and use it, but
> can't get past the initial steps of running "configure", trying to use
> a different binary make version, specifying the source and destination
> folders, using the "makefile" file, the "install" file, and who knows
> what else.  To be honest, I'm quite lost and baffled and completely
> confused with this, and really don't know where to turn.

Do you _really_ need to build Make yourself from sources?  If not, I'd
suggest to go to the MinGW site and download a precompiled binary
distribution of Make.  It's quite good, in my experience.

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