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diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 23e5f25..d3c5b40 100644
--- a/INSTALL
+++ b/INSTALL
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
Installation Instructions
*************************
-Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 Free
-Software Foundation, Inc.
+Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005,
+2006, 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This file is free documentation; the Free Software Foundation gives
unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.
@@ -10,7 +10,10 @@ unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.
Basic Installation
==================
-These are generic installation instructions.
+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
@@ -23,9 +26,9 @@ 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
+the results of its tests to speed up reconfiguring. Caching is
disabled by default to prevent problems with accidental use of stale
-cache files.)
+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
@@ -35,20 +38,17 @@ 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 only need
-`configure.ac' if you want to change it or regenerate `configure' using
-a newer version of `autoconf'.
+`configure' by a program called `autoconf'. You need `configure.ac' if
+you want to change it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version
+of `autoconf'.
The simplest way to compile this package is:
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
- `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
- using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
- `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
- `configure' itself.
+ `./configure' to configure the package for your system.
- Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
- messages telling which features it is checking for.
+ Running `configure' might take a while. While running, it prints
+ some messages telling which features it is checking for.
2. Type `make' to compile the package.
@@ -67,6 +67,9 @@ The simplest way to compile this package is:
all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
with the distribution.
+ 6. Often, you can also type `make uninstall' to remove the installed
+ files again.
+
Compilers and Options
=====================
@@ -78,7 +81,7 @@ details on some of the pertinent environment variables.
by setting variables in the command line or in the environment. Here
is an example:
- ./configure CC=c89 CFLAGS=-O2 LIBS=-lposix
+ ./configure CC=c99 CFLAGS=-g LIBS=-lposix
*Note Defining Variables::, for more details.
@@ -87,17 +90,15 @@ Compiling For Multiple Architectures
You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the
same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their
-own directory. To do this, you must use a version of `make' that
-supports the `VPATH' variable, such as GNU `make'. `cd' to the
+own directory. To do this, you can use GNU `make'. `cd' to the
directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run
the `configure' script. `configure' automatically checks for the
source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'.
- If you have to use a `make' that does not support the `VPATH'
-variable, you have to compile the package for one architecture at a
-time in the source code directory. After you have installed the
-package for one architecture, use `make distclean' before reconfiguring
-for another architecture.
+ With a non-GNU `make', it is safer to compile the package for one
+architecture at a time in the source code directory. After you have
+installed the package for one architecture, use `make distclean' before
+reconfiguring for another architecture.
Installation Names
==================
@@ -190,12 +191,12 @@ them in the `configure' command line, using `VAR=value'. For example:
./configure CC=/usr/local2/bin/gcc
causes the specified `gcc' to be used as the C compiler (unless it is
-overridden in the site shell script). Here is a another example:
+overridden in the site shell script).
- /bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
+Unfortunately, this technique does not work for `CONFIG_SHELL' due to
+an Autoconf bug. Until the bug is fixed you can use this workaround:
-Here the `CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash' operand causes subsequent
-configuration-related scripts to be executed by `/bin/bash'.
+ CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash /bin/bash ./configure CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/bash
`configure' Invocation
======================