offer to help update building gmp-6.1 from repository source code

Jerome BENOIT sphericaltriangle at
Fri Sep 6 05:46:39 UTC 2019

Hello Vincent,

On 17/08/2019 02:22, Vincent Randal wrote:
> Hello and many thanks the person or persons who made/make GMP a reality and
> freely available on the Internet. Thank you for your hard work. It is a
> privilege to download and build gmp-6.1 from source code. Thank you!
> I am struggling getting started to build gmp-6.1 from its repository source
> code.

You may consider to install the related package of your favourite distribution.
On system derived from Debian, it is as simple as:

apt install libgmp-dev

Package maintainers do the job for you.


 I would like to contribute my recent experience building gmp-6.1
> beginning with the instructions that I found here:
> *"Once you have your own repository, you need to generate some build files.
> Perhaps the script .bootstrap works out-of-the box; if it doesn't, you need
> to install automake (at least version 1.11.6) and autoconf (at least
> version 2.59) and then try .bootstrap again. You may safely ignore the 4
> lines of warnings from libtoolize. *
> * Do not use autoreconf; it will overwrite config.guess which in turn will
> cause any builds to be awful."*
> I am new to GMP but I am relatively new to building programs from their
> repository source code. I have downloaded and built gmp-6.1 from its
> repository source code using the instructions found at the link above. I
> started by running the .bootstrap file which runs autoreconf against the
> advice of the build instructions.
> If my tests are successful I will reply with exactly how I downloaded and
> built gmp-6.1 as a kind gesture in return for all of the hard work that has
> already been put into GMP. In the meantime perhaps someone else has already
> updated the instructions for getting started building gmp-6.1 from its
> repository source code but I cannot find those instructions.
> Cheers,
> Vincent Randal
> Longmont, Colorado
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