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Update INSTALL-CVS to reflect new loaddefs.el handling
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@@ -25,21 +25,25 @@ procedure:
(If you want to install the Emacs binary, type "make install" instead
of "make" in the last command.)
-If the above procedure fails, try "make bootstrap".
+Occasionally the file "lisp/loaddefs.el" will need be updated to reflect
+new autoloaded functions. If you see errors about undefined lisp
+functions during compilation, that may be the reason. Another symptom
+may be an error saying that "loaddefs.el" could not be found; this is
+due to a change in the way loaddefs.el was handled in CVS, and should
+only happen once, for users that are updating old CVS trees.
+To update loaddefs.el, do:
+ $ cd lisp
+ $ make autoloads EMACS=../src/emacs
+If either of above procedures fails, try "make bootstrap".
Users of non-Posix systems (MS-Windows etc.) should run the
platform-specific configuration scripts (nt/configure.bat, config.bat,
etc.) before "make bootstrap" or "make"; the rest of the procedure is
applicable to those systems as well.
-Note that "make bootstrap" overwrites some files that are under CVS
-control, such as lisp/loaddefs.el. This could produce CVS conflicts
-next time that you resync with the CVS. If you see such conflicts,
-overwrite your local copy of the file with the clean version from the
-CVS repository. For example:
- cvs update -C lisp/loaddefs.el
Questions, requests, and bug reports about the CVS versions of Emacs
should be sent to rather than
or gnu.emacs.bug. Ideally, use M-x report-emacs-bug RET which will

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