[Maxima] Installing 5.12.0 on Linux

Raymond Toy raymond.toy at ericsson.com
Wed May 9 15:34:36 CDT 2007


Robert Dodier wrote:
> On 5/9/07, Harald Geyer <Harald.Geyer at gmx.at> wrote:
> 
>>> (2) Assuming you can unpack the uncorrupted tar file,
>>> you need to execute "sh bootstrap" (executes some
>>> autoconf magic incantations) in the top-level maxima
>>> directory before "./configure".
>> Are you sure about this? The last time I compiled maxima from
>> a release tarball it worked well withouth bootstrap...
> 
> You're probably right. Maybe sh bootstrap is only needed when
> compiling stuff from CVS. Sorry for the noise.
>

AFAICT, configure is not checked into CVS.  In fact, .cvsignore lists 
configure as one of the ignored files.

I think that means you have to run bootstrap.

Ray


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