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2.2 Building a simple package

To build any package, simply type make in the package’s subdirectory. You can change to the directory with the cd command in the shell, or with the -C option of make. For example, to build the hello package in the gnu/hello subdirectory from the root GSRC directory use:

$ make -C gnu/hello

This will download, unpack, configure and build the hello package. The package will be built in the subdirectory gnu/hello/work.

$ ./gnu/hello/work/hello-2.8/src/hello
Hello, world!