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  1Basic Installation
  4   These are generic installation instructions.
  6   The `configure' shell script attempts to guess correct values for
  7various system-dependent variables used during compilation.  It uses
  8those values to create a `Makefile' in each directory of the package.
  9It may also create one or more `.h' files containing system-dependent
 10definitions.  Finally, it creates a shell script `config.status' that
 11you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, a file
 12`config.cache' that saves the results of its tests to speed up
 13reconfiguring, and a file `config.log' containing compiler output
 14(useful mainly for debugging `configure').
 16   If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try
 17to figure out how `configure' could check whether to do them, and mail
 18diffs or instructions to the address given in the `README' so they can
 19be considered for the next release.  If at some point `config.cache'
 20contains results you don't want to keep, you may remove or edit it.
 22   The file `' is used to create `configure' by a program
 23called `autoconf'.  You only need `' if you want to change
 24it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version of `autoconf'.
 26The simplest way to compile this package is:
 28  1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
 29     `./configure' to configure the package for your system.  If you're
 30     using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
 31     `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
 32     `configure' itself.
 34     Running `configure' takes awhile.  While running, it prints some
 35     messages telling which features it is checking for.
 37  2. Type `make' to compile the package.
 39  3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
 40     the package.
 42  4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
 43     documentation.
 45  5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
 46     source code directory by typing `make clean'.  To also remove the
 47     files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
 48     a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'.  There is
 49     also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
 50     for the package's developers.  If you use it, you may have to get
 51     all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
 52     with the distribution.
 54Compilers and Options
 57   Some systems require unusual options for compilation or linking that
 58the `configure' script does not know about.  You can give `configure'
 59initial values for variables by setting them in the environment.  Using
 60a Bourne-compatible shell, you can do that on the command line like
 62     CC=c89 CFLAGS=-O2 LIBS=-lposix ./configure
 64Or on systems that have the `env' program, you can do it like this:
 65     env CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include LDFLAGS=-s ./configure
 67Compiling For Multiple Architectures
 70   You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the
 71same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their
 72own directory.  To do this, you must use a version of `make' that
 73supports the `VPATH' variable, such as GNU `make'.  `cd' to the
 74directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run
 75the `configure' script.  `configure' automatically checks for the
 76source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'.
 78   If you have to use a `make' that does not supports the `VPATH'
 79variable, you have to compile the package for one architecture at a time
 80in the source code directory.  After you have installed the package for
 81one architecture, use `make distclean' before reconfiguring for another
 84Installation Names
 87   By default, `make install' will install the package's files in
 88`/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/man', etc.  You can specify an
 89installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving `configure' the
 90option `--prefix=PATH'.
 92   You can specify separate installation prefixes for
 93architecture-specific files and architecture-independent files.  If you
 94give `configure' the option `--exec-prefix=PATH', the package will use
 95PATH as the prefix for installing programs and libraries.
 96Documentation and other data files will still use the regular prefix.
 98   In addition, if you use an unusual directory layout you can give
 99options like `--bindir=PATH' to specify different values for particular
100kinds of files.  Run `configure --help' for a list of the directories
101you can set and what kinds of files go in them.
103   If the package supports it, you can cause programs to be installed
104with an extra prefix or suffix on their names by giving `configure' the
105option `--program-prefix=PREFIX' or `--program-suffix=SUFFIX'.
107Optional Features
110   Some packages pay attention to `--enable-FEATURE' options to
111`configure', where FEATURE indicates an optional part of the package.
112They may also pay attention to `--with-PACKAGE' options, where PACKAGE
113is something like `gnu-as' or `x' (for the X Window System).  The
114`README' should mention any `--enable-' and `--with-' options that the
115package recognizes.
117   For packages that use the X Window System, `configure' can usually
118find the X include and library files automatically, but if it doesn't,
119you can use the `configure' options `--x-includes=DIR' and
120`--x-libraries=DIR' to specify their locations.
122Specifying the System Type
125   There may be some features `configure' can not figure out
126automatically, but needs to determine by the type of host the package
127will run on.  Usually `configure' can figure that out, but if it prints
128a message saying it can not guess the host type, give it the
129`--host=TYPE' option.  TYPE can either be a short name for the system
130type, such as `sun4', or a canonical name with three fields:
133See the file `config.sub' for the possible values of each field.  If
134`config.sub' isn't included in this package, then this package doesn't
135need to know the host type.
137   If you are building compiler tools for cross-compiling, you can also
138use the `--target=TYPE' option to select the type of system they will
139produce code for and the `--build=TYPE' option to select the type of
140system on which you are compiling the package.
142Sharing Defaults
145   If you want to set default values for `configure' scripts to share,
146you can create a site shell script called `' that gives
147default values for variables like `CC', `cache_file', and `prefix'.
148`configure' looks for `PREFIX/share/' if it exists, then
149`PREFIX/etc/' if it exists.  Or, you can set the
150`CONFIG_SITE' environment variable to the location of the site script.
151A warning: not all `configure' scripts look for a site script.
153Operation Controls
156   `configure' recognizes the following options to control how it
160     Use and save the results of the tests in FILE instead of
161     `./config.cache'.  Set FILE to `/dev/null' to disable caching, for
162     debugging `configure'.
165     Print a summary of the options to `configure', and exit.
170     Do not print messages saying which checks are being made.  To
171     suppress all normal output, redirect it to `/dev/null' (any error
172     messages will still be shown).
175     Look for the package's source code in directory DIR.  Usually
176     `configure' can determine that directory automatically.
179     Print the version of Autoconf used to generate the `configure'
180     script, and exit.
182`configure' also accepts some other, not widely useful, options.