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Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 11:29:23 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
To: Roger <xyzzy AT snafu DOT fubar>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: LD looks at zip drive
In-Reply-To: <34af413e.36461138@news.dircon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980104112900.11447C-100000@is>
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On Sat, 3 Jan 1998, Roger wrote:

> There is so much to read and learn. I have never used Unix,
> configure scripts, etc.

This is all required if you want to *port* a package.  But to build a
package that was already ported by someone else (as is the case here)
this is not at all necessary.  You just need to follow the
DJGPP-specific instructions, even if you don't really understand the
reason behind some of them.

As a simple example, think about using a utility such as Make: you
don't need to understand the subtleties of its operation to use a
Makefile that somebody else has crafted for you.  All you need is to
type "make [Enter]".

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