To compile and use these programs, the following are necessary:
The GNU C compiler, version 1.40 or newer.
GNU Make; probably any version newer than 3.50 or so will do.
X11R4 or R5 unshared libraries and headers. These are only necessary to
run XBfe (see section 13. XBfe) or for Limn (see section 10. Limn) to display its
results online. (You also need an X11 server, naturally.) You might be
able to compile using the X11 shared libraries, but we haven't tried
To make any substantial use of the fonts you create, you will probably
need TeX, Metafont, and their friends, especially
Ghostscript, version 2.4 or newer.
You only need this if you want to use GSrenderfont or BZRedit.
The GNU Awk program,
gawk. This is only needed if you want to
See the section below for information on how to get all these programs.