Briefly, the shell commands ‘./configure; make; make install’ should configure, build, and install this package. The following more-detailed instructions are generic; see the README file for instructions specific to this package.
The configure shell script attempts to guess correct values for various system-dependent variables used during compilation. It uses those values to create a Makefile in each directory of the package. It may also create one or more .h files containing system-dependent definitions. Finally, it creates a shell script config.status that you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, and a file config.log containing compiler output (useful mainly for debugging configure).
It can also use an optional file (typically called config.cache and enabled with --cache-file=config.cache or simply -C) that saves the results of its tests to speed up reconfiguring. Caching is disabled by default to prevent problems with accidental use of stale cache files.
If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try to figure out how configure could check whether to do them, and mail diffs or instructions to the address given in the README so they can be considered for the next release. If you are using the cache, and at some point config.cache contains results you don't want to keep, you may remove or edit it.
The file configure.ac (or configure.in) is used to create
configure by a program called
autoconf. You need
configure.ac if you want to change it or regenerate
configure using a newer version of
The simplest way to compile this package is:
cd to the directory containing the package's source code and type
‘./configure’ to configure the package for your system.
Running configure might take a while. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.