We thank Jared Davis for providing the following instructions for ACL2
Version 2.8, which we include verbatim and expect to apply to future
versions, except that the certify-books target for
`make' below should be replaced by basic.
Building ACL2 on Windows from Scratch
Note: The disk space requirements are large. Not including
emacs, I had about 275 MB taken up by msys/mingw32/gcl/acl2
during the build process. You can probably use much less
space by removing files after you use them, but I didn't
bother to do that.
Here are the steps I took:
Downloaded emacs 21.3 full distribution and installed
Downloaded msys 1.10.10, installed to c:\acl2
Downloaded mingw 3.1.0-1, installed to c:\acl2\mingw
Downloaded gcl 2.5.3, extracted to c:\acl2\mingw
Downloaded acl2 2.8, extracted to c:\acl2\sources
copy "etags.exe" to /mingw/bin. you can find this program
in your emacs folder, under "bin".
Certifying ACL2 books:
This took 111 minutes on my Athlon 2500+
mv nsaved_acl2.gcl.exe saved_acl2.exe
vim books/Makefile-generic, remove "nice" from this line:
ACL2=time nice ../../saved_acl2
make certify-books ACL2=/sources/saved_acl2.exe