Building from git code

Nothing special is needed for 1.38 and later (meson/ninja).

For older versions using the autotools:

When building from source cloned from the git repository, you also need to install autoconf, automake, and libtool and you must execute sh in the top source directory before running configure.

You will also need to run configure with --disable-userdoc or install the Docbook XML/XSL files needed for translating the Docbook XML manual into HTML.