Installing The Java Runtime
We recommend these:
Unpack the source distribution into a directory, cd into "e/src" and say "make". You can treat <directory>/export/dist as the directory containing the unpacked E distribution, ie, the directory where E is to be installed. You can also copy <directory>/export/dist somewhere else, and treat that as the directory where E is to be installed. That way, it won't be overwritten on the next make. Be sure you have an installation of bash >= 2.05. Most Unixoids already have an adequate bash installed. As of this writing, Mac OS X does not. See Obtaining Bash for more.
Then proceed to the installation instructions for your platform (the "Installing" links in this table).
This will not remake the parsers. If you wish to do so, set the environment variable "MAKE_PARSERS" to "true" before running make. If this doesn't work, see BYacc/Java Dependencies.
If you have any troubles building E, check out the new documentation on Environment Variables.
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