> < ^ Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 21:36:48 +0100
> < ^ From: Dmitrii Pasechnik <d.pasechnik@twi.tudelft.nl >
< ^ Subject: Re: GAP4.2, bugfix 1

Dear GAP-Forum,

op 21-02-2001 03:43 schreef Masahiko Hosoya op hosoya@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp:

> 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
> failed.
> For example, I could not understand the following message, because there
> are no "make" file in the folders downloaded.
"make" is the name of a standard Unix routine.
GAP is being developed on Unix mainly, thus you could see messages that
are not making much sense for people working on MS Windows or MacOS.

If the latter is the case, then the bugfixes can consist of two parts,
source fixes, and kernel fixes, the latter being precompiled GAP kernels.
You can just ignore that message below,
and upgrade the kernel by downloading appropriate precompiled GAP kernel.
(the latest kernel version should be fine).
But you still need to install all the source bugfixes as described, one
after another.
> "This fix changes the kernel. You have to recompile by calling `make' in the
> directory in which you unpacked the fix."
> How can I recompile the kernel ?

Just in case you want to (or must) recompile the kernel yourself, you need
an appropriate development environment installed. In case of Unix (say,
Linux), the development environment is usually already installed.
(or you can get one from www.gnu.org for free)

On MS Windows the easiest way is to install Cygwin, a Unix environment
emulator from www.cygwin.com,
and then proceed as you were on Unix.

Cannot tell you much about MacOS. My understanding is that one needs
Codewarrior C compiler, that is not freely available.

Hope this helps,

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