Preamble: developer instructions


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Developers working directly with the source code from the Git repository, rather than an official release tarball, must install some extra packages and perform one step before they can proceed with the ./configure step.

As the root Linux account, install the following packages:

As the user Linux account, issue the following command in the Evergreen source directory to generate the configure script and Makefiles:

autoreconf -i