Commit 943a50da authored by Brad King's avatar Brad King 💬
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README: Suggest bootstrapping out-of-source for development

Building in-source and running the test suite in-source both leave
many artifacts that we (purposely) do not cover via `.gitignore`.
For developing CMake we typically use out-of-source builds, so
suggest this in the README.
parent 18ff514b
......@@ -57,12 +57,19 @@ You need to have a C++ compiler (supporting C++11) and a ``make`` installed.
Run the ``bootstrap`` script you find in the source directory of CMake.
You can use the ``--help`` option to see the supported options.
You may use the ``--prefix=<install_prefix>`` option to specify a custom
installation directory for CMake. You can run the ``bootstrap`` script from
within the CMake source directory or any other build directory of your
choice. Once this has finished successfully, run ``make`` and
``make install``. In summary::
installation directory for CMake. Once this has finished successfully,
run ``make`` and ``make install``.
$ ./bootstrap && make && sudo make install
For example, if you simply want to build and install CMake from source,
you can build directly in the source tree::
$ ./bootstrap && make && sudo make install
Or, if you plan to develop CMake or otherwise run the test suite, create
a separate build tree::
$ mkdir cmake-build && cd cmake-build
$ ../cmake-source/bootstrap && make
......@@ -79,9 +86,7 @@ There are two ways for building CMake under Windows:
$ pacman -S --needed git base-devel mingw-w64-x86_64-gcc
and bootstrap as above::
$ ./bootstrap && make
and bootstrap as above.
.. _`CMake Download Page`:
.. _`MSYS2`:
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