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README instructions out of date #4830

brackleian opened this issue Jan 17, 2020 · 1 comment

README instructions out of date #4830

brackleian opened this issue Jan 17, 2020 · 1 comment


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The README file has incorrect info on how to build CURL.

I did this

Downloaded source from github. Read the file README, which told me to see the file INSTALL for how-to-build instructions.

I expected the following

To find an INSTALL file. Failing that, a "configure" file.
After some research, I found which had the correct build instructions.

curl/libcurl version


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jay commented Jan 19, 2020

how about

diff --git a/README b/README
index c439dab..2b3f8d1 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -21,6 +21,8 @@ README
   curl binaries or other binaries that involve libcurl, you might enjoy the
   LICENSE-MIXING document.
+  All of those documents and more can be found in the docs directory.
   If you have problems, questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact us

bagder pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jan 27, 2020
Reported-by: Austin Green
Fixes #4830
@bagder bagder closed this as completed in 872ea75 Jan 27, 2020
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