If you have checked out the source tree from the Bazaar repository you will need to create the build files with the following command,
Before building any packages you will need to run the top-level configure script. There is only one configuration parameter, the installation prefix, specified with --prefix. For example, to install all the compiled packages under /gnu use:
$ ./configure --prefix=/gnu checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /usr/bin/mkdir -p checking for gawk... gawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes checking whether make supports nested variables... yes checking for recsel... /usr/bin/recsel checking for recfmt... /usr/bin/recfmt checking that generated files are newer than configure... done configure: creating ./config.status config.status: creating gsrc config.status: creating config.mk config.status: creating setup.sh config.status: creating GNUmakefile config.status: creating doc/Makefile
You can optionally install the documentation and the gsrc script (see Finding packages). Note that these are installed to the directory specified in the previous step. Be sure to set your environment to be able to use them (see Setting your environment).
$ make install