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authorGerald Pfeifer <gerald@pfeifer.com>2020-01-18 12:30:42 +0100
committerGerald Pfeifer <gerald@pfeifer.com>2020-01-18 12:30:42 +0100
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Condense and trim three aspects of our snapshot instructions.
This includes folding in a reference to our lists overview as a link into some other text, removing a long obsolete reference to age-old versions of the patch command, and skippking details that are covered by the gcc_update script.
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21build.</p> 21build.</p>
22 22
23<p>If you plan on downloading and using snapshots, we highly recommend you 23<p>If you plan on downloading and using snapshots, we highly recommend you
24subscribe to the GCC mailing lists. See <a href="lists.html"> 24subscribe to the GCC <a href="lists.html">mailing lists</a>.</p>
25mailing lists</a> on the main GCC page for instructions on how to subscribe.</p>
26 25
27<p>When using the diff files to update from older snapshots to newer snapshots, 26<p>When using the diff files to update from older snapshots to newer snapshots,
28make sure to use "-E" and "-p" arguments to patch so that empty files are 27make sure to use "-E" and "-p" arguments to patch so that empty files are
29deleted and full pathnames are provided to patch. If your version of 28deleted and full pathnames are provided to patch.</p>
30patch does not support "-E", you'll need to get a newer version. Also note
31that you may need autoconf, autoheader and various other programs if you use
32diff files to update from one snapshot to the next.</p>
33 29
34<p><code>contrib/gcc_update</code> can be used to apply diffs between 30<p><code>contrib/gcc_update</code> can be used to apply diffs between
35successive snapshot versions and preserve relations between generated 31successive snapshot versions and preserve relations between generated
36files so that autoconf et al aren't needed. This is documented in 32files so that autoconf et al aren't needed.</p>
37comments in contrib/gcc_update.</p>
38 33
39<p>The program <code>sha512sum</code> &mdash; which is included with the 34<p>The program <code>sha512sum</code> &mdash; which is included with the
40<a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/">GNU Coreutils</a> 35<a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/">GNU Coreutils</a>