[2/5] Update faq entry on compiling mtd-utils

Message ID 20170213213118.7857-3-david.oberhollenzer@sigma-star.at
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Oberhollenzer
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David Oberhollenzer Feb. 13, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Signed-off-by: David Oberhollenzer <david.oberhollenzer@sigma-star.at>
 faq/general.xml | 22 +++++++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)


diff --git a/faq/general.xml b/faq/general.xml
index a11147a..3b1e4c5 100644
--- a/faq/general.xml
+++ b/faq/general.xml
@@ -270,13 +270,29 @@  repository:
+Source tar balls of the release versions are available from the following
+ftp directory:
 To compile, first you have to install libraries the tools depend on. You can
 find the information about <CODE>mkfs.jffs2</CODE> dependencies
 <A HREF="jffs2.html#L_mkfs_jffs2_comp">here</A> and the the information about
 <CODE>mkfs.ubifs</CODE> dependencies
-<A HREF="ubifs.html#L_mkfs_ubifs_comp">here</A>. Once you have these satisfied,
-you should be able to simply type <CODE>make</CODE> from the root mtd-utils
+<A HREF="ubifs.html#L_mkfs_ubifs_comp">here</A>.
+The mtd-utils use an autotools based build system. For the release tar balls,
+simply run the <CODE>configure</CODE> script from the mtd-utils root directory
+followed by <CODE>make</CODE> to build the mtd-utils.
+If you are working on the mtd-utils git-tree, you have to generate the
+configure script by running the <CODE>autogen.sh</CODE> script first.