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GNU Make is usually built with make, but it actually provides a shell script that breaks the loop!
 
GNU Make is usually built with make, but it actually provides a shell script that breaks the loop!
  
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>     If you need to build GNU Make and have no other `make' program to use,
If you need to build GNU Make and have no other `make' program to use,
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>    you can use the shell script `build.sh' instead.  To do this, first run
you can use the shell script `build.sh' instead.  To do this, first run
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>    `configure' as described in INSTALL.  Then, instead of typing `make' to
`configure' as described in INSTALL.  Then, instead of typing `make' to
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>    build the program, type `sh build.sh'.  This should compile the program
build the program, type `sh build.sh'.  This should compile the program
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>    in the current directory.  Then you will have a Make program that you can
in the current directory.  Then you will have a Make program that you can
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>    use for `./make install', or whatever else.
use for `./make install', or whatever else.
 
  
As you see, you are not in the vicious circle.
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> As you see, you are not in the vicious circle.
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* https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2007-11/msg00048.html
 
* https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2007-11/msg00048.html

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