Commit e7415856 authored by Philipp Schafft's avatar Philipp Schafft 🦁
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Cleanup: Removed totally outdated file HACKING

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Note that these instructions are *not* necessary for distribution
tarballs; they have separate configure/build instructions.
Building this package from SVN is mainly intended for developers.
General users should obtain official distribution packages; both
source and binary distributions are available at
These are *brief* instructions on how to build this package from SVN.
There are generally four steps necessary when building from SVN (i.e.,
a developer's copy):
1. svn checkout of the sources, or svn update. RTFM from your
favorite flavor of SVN documentation; information on the
SVN repository can be found at
2. [re-]generate files such as "configure" and "" with the
GNU autoconf/automake tools. Run the "" script to
perform this step.
3. Run configure. There are several options available; see
"./configure --help" for more information.
4. Run "make" to build the source.
In general, steps 2 and 3 need to be re-run every time any of the
following files are modified (either manually or by a svn update):
Running "make clean" after running steps 2 and 3 is generally also
advisable before running step 4. It isn't *always* necessary, but
unless you understand the workings of autoconf/automake, it's safest
to just do it.
Note that the make allows for supplying compiler flags as well. eg
make CFLAGS='-static' will try the build linking against any static
libraries available. Also specific CPU optimisations can be supplied
this way.
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