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    1 Basic Installation
    2 ==================
    4    These are generic installation instructions that apply to systems that
    5 can run the `configure' shell script - Unix systems and any that imitate
    6 it. They are not specific to PCRE. There are PCRE-specific instructions
    7 for non-Unix systems in the file NON-UNIX-USE.
    9    The `configure' shell script attempts to guess correct values for
   10 various system-dependent variables used during compilation.  It uses
   11 those values to create a `Makefile' in each directory of the package.
   12 It may also create one or more `.h' files containing system-dependent
   13 definitions.  Finally, it creates a shell script `config.status' that
   14 you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, a file
   15 `config.cache' that saves the results of its tests to speed up
   16 reconfiguring, and a file `config.log' containing compiler output
   17 (useful mainly for debugging `configure').
   19    If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try
   20 to figure out how `configure' could check whether to do them, and mail
   21 diffs or instructions to the address given in the `README' so they can
   22 be considered for the next release.  If at some point `config.cache'
   23 contains results you don't want to keep, you may remove or edit it.
   25    The file `configure.in' is used to create `configure' by a program
   26 called `autoconf'.  You only need `configure.in' if you want to change
   27 it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version of `autoconf'.
   29 The simplest way to compile this package is:
   31   1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
   32      `./configure' to configure the package for your system.  If you're
   33      using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
   34      `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
   35      `configure' itself.
   37      Running `configure' takes awhile.  While running, it prints some
   38      messages telling which features it is checking for.
   40   2. Type `make' to compile the package.
   42   3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
   43      the package.
   45   4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
   46      documentation.
   48   5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
   49      source code directory by typing `make clean'.  To also remove the
   50      files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
   51      a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'.  There is
   52      also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
   53      for the package's developers.  If you use it, you may have to get
   54      all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
   55      with the distribution.
   57 Compilers and Options
   58 =====================
   60    Some systems require unusual options for compilation or linking that
   61 the `configure' script does not know about.  You can give `configure'
   62 initial values for variables by setting them in the environment.  Using
   63 a Bourne-compatible shell, you can do that on the command line like
   64 this:
   65      CC=c89 CFLAGS=-O2 LIBS=-lposix ./configure
   67 Or on systems that have the `env' program, you can do it like this:
   68      env CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include LDFLAGS=-s ./configure
   70 Compiling For Multiple Architectures
   71 ====================================
   73    You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the
   74 same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their
   75 own directory.  To do this, you must use a version of `make' that
   76 supports the `VPATH' variable, such as GNU `make'.  `cd' to the
   77 directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run
   78 the `configure' script.  `configure' automatically checks for the
   79 source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'.
   81    If you have to use a `make' that does not supports the `VPATH'
   82 variable, you have to compile the package for one architecture at a time
   83 in the source code directory.  After you have installed the package for
   84 one architecture, use `make distclean' before reconfiguring for another
   85 architecture.
   87 Installation Names
   88 ==================
   90    By default, `make install' will install the package's files in
   91 `/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/man', etc.  You can specify an
   92 installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving `configure' the
   93 option `--prefix=PATH'.
   95    You can specify separate installation prefixes for
   96 architecture-specific files and architecture-independent files.  If you
   97 give `configure' the option `--exec-prefix=PATH', the package will use
   98 PATH as the prefix for installing programs and libraries.
   99 Documentation and other data files will still use the regular prefix.
  101    In addition, if you use an unusual directory layout you can give
  102 options like `--bindir=PATH' to specify different values for particular
  103 kinds of files.  Run `configure --help' for a list of the directories
  104 you can set and what kinds of files go in them.
  106    If the package supports it, you can cause programs to be installed
  107 with an extra prefix or suffix on their names by giving `configure' the
  108 option `--program-prefix=PREFIX' or `--program-suffix=SUFFIX'.
  110 Optional Features
  111 =================
  113    Some packages pay attention to `--enable-FEATURE' options to
  114 `configure', where FEATURE indicates an optional part of the package.
  115 They may also pay attention to `--with-PACKAGE' options, where PACKAGE
  116 is something like `gnu-as' or `x' (for the X Window System).  The
  117 `README' should mention any `--enable-' and `--with-' options that the
  118 package recognizes.
  120    For packages that use the X Window System, `configure' can usually
  121 find the X include and library files automatically, but if it doesn't,
  122 you can use the `configure' options `--x-includes=DIR' and
  123 `--x-libraries=DIR' to specify their locations.
  125 Specifying the System Type
  126 ==========================
  128    There may be some features `configure' can not figure out
  129 automatically, but needs to determine by the type of host the package
  130 will run on.  Usually `configure' can figure that out, but if it prints
  131 a message saying it can not guess the host type, give it the
  132 `--host=TYPE' option.  TYPE can either be a short name for the system
  133 type, such as `sun4', or a canonical name with three fields:
  136 See the file `config.sub' for the possible values of each field.  If
  137 `config.sub' isn't included in this package, then this package doesn't
  138 need to know the host type.
  140    If you are building compiler tools for cross-compiling, you can also
  141 use the `--target=TYPE' option to select the type of system they will
  142 produce code for and the `--build=TYPE' option to select the type of
  143 system on which you are compiling the package.
  145 Sharing Defaults
  146 ================
  148    If you want to set default values for `configure' scripts to share,
  149 you can create a site shell script called `config.site' that gives
  150 default values for variables like `CC', `cache_file', and `prefix'.
  151 `configure' looks for `PREFIX/share/config.site' if it exists, then
  152 `PREFIX/etc/config.site' if it exists.  Or, you can set the
  153 `CONFIG_SITE' environment variable to the location of the site script.
  154 A warning: not all `configure' scripts look for a site script.
  156 Operation Controls
  157 ==================
  159    `configure' recognizes the following options to control how it
  160 operates.
  162 `--cache-file=FILE'
  163      Use and save the results of the tests in FILE instead of
  164      `./config.cache'.  Set FILE to `/dev/null' to disable caching, for
  165      debugging `configure'.
  167 `--help'
  168      Print a summary of the options to `configure', and exit.
  170 `--quiet'
  171 `--silent'
  172 `-q'
  173      Do not print messages saying which checks are being made.  To
  174      suppress all normal output, redirect it to `/dev/null' (any error
  175      messages will still be shown).
  177 `--srcdir=DIR'
  178      Look for the package's source code in directory DIR.  Usually
  179      `configure' can determine that directory automatically.
  181 `--version'
  182      Print the version of Autoconf used to generate the `configure'
  183      script, and exit.
  185 `configure' also accepts some other, not widely useful, options.