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This file is only present in git - never in release archives. It contains
information about other files and things that the git repository keeps in its
inner sanctum.
Compile and build instructions follow below.
CHANGES.0 contains ancient changes
CHANGES contains the most recent changes
Makefile.dist is included as the root Makefile in distribution archives
perl/ is a subdirectory with various perl scripts
To build in environments that support configure, after having extracted
everything from git, do this:
Daniel uses a ./configure line similar to this for easier development:
./configure --disable-shared --enable-debug --enable-maintainer-mode
In environments that don't support configure (i.e. Microsoft), do this:
For buildconf (not buildconf.bat) to work, you need the following software
o autoconf 2.57 (or later)
o automake 1.7 (or later)
o libtool 1.4.2 (or later)
o GNU m4 (required by autoconf)
o nroff + perl
If you don't have nroff and perl and you for some reason don't want to
install them, you can rename the source file src/hugehelp.c.cvs to
src/hugehelp.c and avoid having to generate this file. This will give you
a stubbed version of the file that doesn't contain actual content.
With Mac OS X 10.2 and the associated Developer Tools, the installed versions
of the build tools are adequate. For Mac OS X 10.1 users, Guido Neitzer
wrote the following step-by-step guide:
1. Install fink (
2. Update fink to the newest version (with the installed fink)
3. Install the latest version of autoconf, automake and m4 with fink
4. Install version 1.4.1 of libtool - you find it in the "unstable" section
(read the manual to see how to get unstable versions)
5. Get cURL from git
6. Build cURL with "./buildconf", "./configure", "make", "sudo make install"