30224Re: [vimdev] configure and Makefile
- Nov 3, 2002Benji Fisher wrote:
> I remember being confused when I first compiled vim. There areThe recommended way is to edit src/Makefile and run "make". I thought
> some options (perl support is one, I think) that can only be compiled in
> via a configure argument, and some (such as features) that are supposed
> to be set from the Makefile. Maybe I did not read the docs carefully
> enough, or maybe they could be made more clear. I think it will be a
> Good Thing if we can decide on a recommended way to compile vim, whether
> it be "configure; make" or just "make" or some other suggestion. The
> recommendation should include a solution to the current discussion, how
> to avoid typing in configure arguments each time you build.
this was mentioned in a few places.
Obviously you can take over these changes to a Makefile of a new
version, but you have to do a bit of work for it. When using CVS it's
simple, changes in the new version will be merged in and conflicts are
reported. When unpacking a new version from archives you might want to
use diff and patch.
I think this is not perfect, but easy enough for someone to figure out
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