So the Linux From Scratch Hint recommends that before you even attempt LFS you should be able to build and install emacs from scratch. I am trying to do this.
The INSTALL doc claims it's fairly strightforward
but when I do make I get crashes to the order of
Makefile:111: *** commands commence before first target. Stop. ***
After poking around for what seems like ever I realize that I can fix this error by opening the Makefile in question and placing a
\ on the end of the preceding line. Ok, I kind of sort of understand what's going on. Of course there are lots of Makefiles with lots of multiline commands, doing this to each file is just too time consuming.
I imagine that if these Makefiles work for some people and not for me there is some simple global setting that I can adjust to fix this?