[bug #58794] Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make 4.3 archive

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[bug #58794] Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make 4.3 archive

David Boyce-5
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                 Summary: Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make 4.3 archive
                 Project: make
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Tue 21 Jul 2020 06:17:59 AM UTC
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Documentation
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
       Component Version: 4.3
        Operating System: Any
           Fixed Release: None
           Triage Status: None

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Details:

Hi all,

Thanks for the great work with GNU Make!

I wanted to point out a small problem with GNU Make 4.3's documentation. When
building from source using http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/make-4.3.tar.gz , I
wanted to do things right and read the README to get installation
instructions. The README does not contain these but says:

For source distribution building and installation instructions, see the file
INSTALL.

However, I can't find a file called INSTALL in the archive. I fell back to
doing ./configure, make, make install as usual and that worked fine. But I
think it would be good to include the INSTALL file! Apologies if I am being
dense and just didn't find this file.

Best,
Martin




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[bug #58794] Missing INSTALL file in GNU Make 4.3 archive

David Boyce-5
Follow-up Comment #1, bug #58794 (project make):

This was reported to the mailing list back in April... I have no idea where
that file went; the file exists in the source repository and I don't recall
making any changes that would have caused it to not get added to the
distribution.  I'll definitely check it out before the next release.

Thanks for reporting!

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