Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Hi All, The source tarball packages' README files always tell us use "configure" and then "make" and "make install". I wanted to know about all the options and their values ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2

    configure and make options


    Hi All,

    The source tarball packages' README files always tell us use "configure" and then "make" and "make install". I wanted to know about all the options and their values that can be used for compiling a source package in general for congfigure and make. The 'configure --help' command puts out a list but doesn't tell what values can be used for example it says "--enable-FEATURE[=YES or NO]" but how do I know what features can be enabled or disabled. For make there's some info iin the Makefiles but I wanted to know all the available options.

    I was doing this for binutils. I tried going to gnu.org and the binutils page under it but couldn't get any helpful info. Does anyone know where these can be found for binutils and other popular packages.

    thanks
    pnayak

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Chicago (USA)
    Posts
    1,028
    The most usefull configure options IMO are -q/--quiet and -p/--prefix (where to install to).

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1
    Hello.

    I have a problem too with 'make'.

    I am trying to install file-roller.

    I have run 'configure' without options. Now I don't see well what I must do with 'make'. Options ?

    Target ? I suppose that 'target' means a filename - 'makefile' as name ?

    I tried the command 'make --always-make makefile' and I received as answer : 'No rules to make target "makefile'.

    I should be grateful if somebody would give me the right command line.

    Excuse me but I am not yet very familiar with the installation of software from an archive file.

    Thanks for your attention.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •