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    1 Installation Instructions
    2 *************************
    4 Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005,
    5 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    7 This file is free documentation; the Free Software Foundation gives
    8 unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.
   10 Basic Installation
   11 ==================
   13 Briefly, the shell commands `./configure; make; make install' should
   14 configure, build, and install this package.  The following
   15 more-detailed instructions are generic; see the `README' file for
   16 instructions specific to this package.
   18 If the configure script is missing, run the script : scripts/myAutoreconf.sh
   20    The `configure' shell script attempts to guess correct values for
   21 various system-dependent variables used during compilation.  It uses
   22 those values to create a `Makefile' in each directory of the package.
   23 It may also create one or more `.h' files containing system-dependent
   24 definitions.  Finally, it creates a shell script `config.status' that
   25 you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, and a
   26 file `config.log' containing compiler output (useful mainly for
   27 debugging `configure').
   29    It can also use an optional file (typically called `config.cache'
   30 and enabled with `--cache-file=config.cache' or simply `-C') that saves
   31 the results of its tests to speed up reconfiguring.  Caching is
   32 disabled by default to prevent problems with accidental use of stale
   33 cache files.
   35    If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try
   36 to figure out how `configure' could check whether to do them, and mail
   37 diffs or instructions to the address given in the `README' so they can
   38 be considered for the next release.  If you are using the cache, and at
   39 some point `config.cache' contains results you don't want to keep, you
   40 may remove or edit it.
   42    The file `configure.ac' (or `configure.in') is used to create
   43 `configure' by a program called `autoconf'.  You need `configure.ac' if
   44 you want to change it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version
   45 of `autoconf'.
   47 The simplest way to compile this package is:
   49   1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
   50      `./configure' to configure the package for your system.
   52      Running `configure' might take a while.  While running, it prints
   53      some messages telling which features it is checking for.
   55   2. Type `make' to compile the package.
   57   3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
   58      the package.
   60   4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
   61      documentation.
   63   5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
   64      source code directory by typing `make clean'.  To also remove the
   65      files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
   66      a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'.  There is
   67      also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
   68      for the package's developers.  If you use it, you may have to get
   69      all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
   70      with the distribution.
   72 Compilers and Options
   73 =====================
   75 Some systems require unusual options for compilation or linking that the
   76 `configure' script does not know about.  Run `./configure --help' for
   77 details on some of the pertinent environment variables.
   79    You can give `configure' initial values for configuration parameters
   80 by setting variables in the command line or in the environment.  Here
   81 is an example:
   83      ./configure CC=c99 CFLAGS=-g LIBS=-lposix
   85    *Note Defining Variables::, for more details.
   87 Compiling For Multiple Architectures
   88 ====================================
   90 You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the
   91 same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their
   92 own directory.  To do this, you can use GNU `make'.  `cd' to the
   93 directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run
   94 the `configure' script.  `configure' automatically checks for the
   95 source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'.
   97    With a non-GNU `make', it is safer to compile the package for one
   98 architecture at a time in the source code directory.  After you have
   99 installed the package for one architecture, use `make distclean' before
  100 reconfiguring for another architecture.
  102 Installation Names
  103 ==================
  105 By default, `make install' installs the package's commands under
  106 `/usr/local/bin', include files under `/usr/local/include', etc.  You
  107 can specify an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving
  108 `configure' the option `--prefix=PREFIX'.
  110    You can specify separate installation prefixes for
  111 architecture-specific files and architecture-independent files.  If you
  112 pass the option `--exec-prefix=PREFIX' to `configure', the package uses
  113 PREFIX as the prefix for installing programs and libraries.
  114 Documentation and other data files still use the regular prefix.
  116    In addition, if you use an unusual directory layout you can give
  117 options like `--bindir=DIR' to specify different values for particular
  118 kinds of files.  Run `configure --help' for a list of the directories
  119 you can set and what kinds of files go in them.
  121    If the package supports it, you can cause programs to be installed
  122 with an extra prefix or suffix on their names by giving `configure' the
  123 option `--program-prefix=PREFIX' or `--program-suffix=SUFFIX'.
  125 Optional Features
  126 =================
  128 Some packages pay attention to `--enable-FEATURE' options to
  129 `configure', where FEATURE indicates an optional part of the package.
  130 They may also pay attention to `--with-PACKAGE' options, where PACKAGE
  131 is something like `gnu-as' or `x' (for the X Window System).  The
  132 `README' should mention any `--enable-' and `--with-' options that the
  133 package recognizes.
  135    For packages that use the X Window System, `configure' can usually
  136 find the X include and library files automatically, but if it doesn't,
  137 you can use the `configure' options `--x-includes=DIR' and
  138 `--x-libraries=DIR' to specify their locations.
  140 Specifying the System Type
  141 ==========================
  143 There may be some features `configure' cannot figure out automatically,
  144 but needs to determine by the type of machine the package will run on.
  145 Usually, assuming the package is built to be run on the _same_
  146 architectures, `configure' can figure that out, but if it prints a
  147 message saying it cannot guess the machine type, give it the
  148 `--build=TYPE' option.  TYPE can either be a short name for the system
  149 type, such as `sun4', or a canonical name which has the form:
  153 where SYSTEM can have one of these forms:
  155      OS KERNEL-OS
  157    See the file `config.sub' for the possible values of each field.  If
  158 `config.sub' isn't included in this package, then this package doesn't
  159 need to know the machine type.
  161    If you are _building_ compiler tools for cross-compiling, you should
  162 use the option `--target=TYPE' to select the type of system they will
  163 produce code for.
  165    If you want to _use_ a cross compiler, that generates code for a
  166 platform different from the build platform, you should specify the
  167 "host" platform (i.e., that on which the generated programs will
  168 eventually be run) with `--host=TYPE'.
  170 Sharing Defaults
  171 ================
  173 If you want to set default values for `configure' scripts to share, you
  174 can create a site shell script called `config.site' that gives default
  175 values for variables like `CC', `cache_file', and `prefix'.
  176 `configure' looks for `PREFIX/share/config.site' if it exists, then
  177 `PREFIX/etc/config.site' if it exists.  Or, you can set the
  178 `CONFIG_SITE' environment variable to the location of the site script.
  179 A warning: not all `configure' scripts look for a site script.
  181 Defining Variables
  182 ==================
  184 Variables not defined in a site shell script can be set in the
  185 environment passed to `configure'.  However, some packages may run
  186 configure again during the build, and the customized values of these
  187 variables may be lost.  In order to avoid this problem, you should set
  188 them in the `configure' command line, using `VAR=value'.  For example:
  190      ./configure CC=/usr/local2/bin/gcc
  192 causes the specified `gcc' to be used as the C compiler (unless it is
  193 overridden in the site shell script).
  195 Unfortunately, this technique does not work for `CONFIG_SHELL' due to
  196 an Autoconf bug.  Until the bug is fixed you can use this workaround:
  198      CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash /bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
  200 `configure' Invocation
  201 ======================
  203 `configure' recognizes the following options to control how it operates.
  205 `--help'
  206 `-h'
  207      Print a summary of the options to `configure', and exit.
  209 `--version'
  210 `-V'
  211      Print the version of Autoconf used to generate the `configure'
  212      script, and exit.
  214 `--cache-file=FILE'
  215      Enable the cache: use and save the results of the tests in FILE,
  216      traditionally `config.cache'.  FILE defaults to `/dev/null' to
  217      disable caching.
  219 `--config-cache'
  220 `-C'
  221      Alias for `--cache-file=config.cache'.
  223 `--quiet'
  224 `--silent'
  225 `-q'
  226      Do not print messages saying which checks are being made.  To
  227      suppress all normal output, redirect it to `/dev/null' (any error
  228      messages will still be shown).
  230 `--srcdir=DIR'
  231      Look for the package's source code in directory DIR.  Usually
  232      `configure' can determine that directory automatically.
  234 `configure' also accepts some other, not widely useful, options.  Run
  235 `configure --help' for more details.