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[project @ 2005-02-07 11:13:35 by simonmar]

Mention that GHC is required for building GHC.
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@@ -34,10 +34,15 @@ Quick start: the following is *supposed* to work
$ make install
where 'make' is whatever GNU make is called on your system (GNU make
-is *required*). The configuration script is a standard GNU autoconf
-script which accepts all the normal arguments, eg. --prefix=<blah> to
-install the package somewhere other than /usr/local. Try ./configure
---help to get a full list of the options.
+is *required*). If there are any other tools required for the build,
+then the configure script will detect them and tell you if any are
+missing. For example, a working GHC installation is required for
+building most of the tools (including GHC itself).
+
+The configuration script is a standard GNU autoconf script which
+accepts all the normal arguments, eg. --prefix=<blah> to install the
+package somewhere other than /usr/local. Try ./configure --help to
+get a full list of the options.
There is usually an ANNOUNCE* file with any distribution. Please
consult that, or the <piece>/README file, to find out how to proceed.

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