> < ^ Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 21:09:21 +0300
> < ^ From: Alexander B. Konovalov <alexk@mcs.st-and.ac.uk >
> < ^ Subject: Re: Re: GAP4.2, bugfix 1

Dear colleague, and dear Forum,
I will try to provide answer for the question below:

>Dear Forum,
>We are planning to install GAP 4.2 on 51 computers in our new
>computer-training room. So I tried to make all the bugfixes but
>For example, I could not understand the following message, because there
>are no "make" file in the folders downloaded.
>"This fix changes the kernel. You have to recompile by calling `make' in
>directory in which you unpacked the fix."
>How can I recompile the kernel ?
>Masahiko Hosoya,
>University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

It depends the operation system which you use.

For example, if you are using Linux or Unix, to recompile GAP kernel you
should run "configure" and "make". Make is system command (more exactly - a
command from another package which should be installed in your
Unix/Linux-based system), so it doesn't matter that it is not contained in
the GAP directory.

If you are using Windows, then to install bugfixes which changes the GAP
kernel, you should download new executable file which is contained in the
archive "wbin4r2n6.zoo" in the `bugfixes' directory.

I also would like to recommend to find detailed installation instructions
for UNIX - ftp://ftp-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/pub/gap/gap4/INSTALL
for Macintosh - ftp://ftp-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/pub/gap/gap4/INSTALL-MAC.TXT
for Windows - ftp://ftp-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/pub/gap/gap4/INSTALL.WIN

I hope that this helps. If you will have further questions, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely yours,
Alexander B. Konovalov
Associate Professor, Algebra & Geometry Chair
Department of Mathematics & Economy Cybernetics
Zaporozhye State University, Zaporozhye, Ukraine
Phone: (38-0612) 137510, 137415, 643712
Fax  : (38-0612) 137510, 137415
P.O.Box 1317, Central Post Office, Zaporozhye, 69000, Ukraine
E-mail:    algebra@hotmail.zp.ua ,   konovalov@member.ams.org

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