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authorJeremy Evans <>2021-06-17 10:34:36 -0700
committerHiroshi SHIBATA <>2021-06-18 10:58:27 +0900
commit1de063a10b5c5c71d0602c961862b8396702dbb1 (patch)
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parent0a36cab1b53646062026c3181117fad73802baf4 (diff)
Add section on build requirements to the README
I'm not sure that this is section is complete (may be missing requirements), or accurate (minimum automake or bison versions may not be correct). However, I think it's useful, and we can adjust it in the future to add requirements or adjust requirement versions. Fixes [Bug #14409]
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+## Requirements to build from repository
+1. GNU or BSD make
+2. C99 compiler
+3. autoconf 2.67 or higher
+4. automake 1.15 or higher
+5. bison 2.3 or higher
+6. Ruby 2.2 or higher
+When building from a released version, only a C99 compiler and GNU or BSD make
+is required.
## How to compile and install
1. If you want to use Microsoft Visual C++ to compile Ruby, read