[wwwdocs] Condense and trim three aspects of our snapshot instructions.

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Gerald Pfeifer Jan. 18, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
This includes folding in a reference to our lists overview as a link
into some other text, removing a long obsolete reference to age-old
versions of the patch command, and skippking details that are covered
by the gcc_update script.


 htdocs/snapshots.html | 11 +++--------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)



diff --git a/htdocs/snapshots.html b/htdocs/snapshots.html
index 80d61e27..6567a857 100644
--- a/htdocs/snapshots.html
+++ b/htdocs/snapshots.html
@@ -21,20 +21,15 @@  progress.  Any given snapshot may generate incorrect code or even fail to
 <p>If you plan on downloading and using snapshots, we highly recommend you
-subscribe to the GCC mailing lists.  See <a href="lists.html">
-mailing lists</a> on the main GCC page for instructions on how to subscribe.</p>
+subscribe to the GCC <a href="lists.html">mailing lists</a>.</p>
 <p>When using the diff files to update from older snapshots to newer snapshots,
 make sure to use "-E" and "-p" arguments to patch so that empty files are
-deleted and full pathnames are provided to patch.  If your version of
-patch does not support "-E", you'll need to get a newer version.  Also note
-that you may need autoconf, autoheader and various other programs if you use
-diff files to update from one snapshot to the next.</p>
+deleted and full pathnames are provided to patch.</p>
 <p><code>contrib/gcc_update</code> can be used to apply diffs between
 successive snapshot versions and preserve relations between generated
-files so that autoconf et al aren't needed. This is documented in
-comments in contrib/gcc_update.</p>
+files so that autoconf et al aren't needed.</p>
 <p>The program <code>sha512sum</code> &mdash; which is included with the 
 <a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/">GNU Coreutils</a>