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4 As of version 0.5, the psiconv package uses automake, autoconf and libtool.
5 This should make it possible to compile it on almost any architecture.
6 Of course, this all depends on whether I have isolated all possible
7 incompatibilities. If it does not compile for you, please send me a
8 bug report, with as much information as possible, or even patches if
9 you know what causes the problems.
11 If your platform has no 32-bit integers (as int, long or long long), you
12 can forget about compiling libpsiconv. Sorry.
14 There is no manpage yet for psiconv, but try `psiconv -h' for some help.
16 The included format data text files are translated by `make all' from
17 Psion Word to HTML. This process should succeed with no warnings or
18 errors. If the translation is ended without problems, psiconv is probably
19 working right.
22 Basic Installation
23 ==================
25 These are generic installation instructions.
27 The `configure' shell script attempts to guess correct values for
28 various system-dependent variables used during compilation. It uses
29 those values to create a `Makefile' in each directory of the package.
30 It may also create one or more `.h' files containing system-dependent
31 definitions. Finally, it creates a shell script `config.status' that
32 you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, a file
33 `config.cache' that saves the results of its tests to speed up
34 reconfiguring, and a file `config.log' containing compiler output
35 (useful mainly for debugging `configure').
37 If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try
38 to figure out how `configure' could check whether to do them, and mail
39 diffs or instructions to the address given in the `README' so they can
40 be considered for the next release. If at some point `config.cache'
41 contains results you don't want to keep, you may remove or edit it.
43 The file `configure.in' is used to create `configure' by a program
44 called `autoconf'. You only need `configure.in' if you want to change
45 it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version of `autoconf'.
47 The simplest way to compile this package is:
49 1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
50 `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
51 using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
52 `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
53 `configure' itself.
55 Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
56 messages telling which features it is checking for.
58 2. Type `make' to compile the package.
60 3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
61 the package.
63 4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
64 documentation.
66 5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
67 source code directory by typing `make clean'. To also remove the
68 files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
69 a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'. There is
70 also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
71 for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get
72 all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
73 with the distribution.
75 Compilers and Options
76 =====================
78 Some systems require unusual options for compilation or linking that
79 the `configure' script does not know about. You can give `configure'
80 initial values for variables by setting them in the environment. Using
81 a Bourne-compatible shell, you can do that on the command line like
82 this:
83 CC=c89 CFLAGS=-O2 LIBS=-lposix ./configure
85 Or on systems that have the `env' program, you can do it like this:
86 env CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include LDFLAGS=-s ./configure
88 Compiling For Multiple Architectures
89 ====================================
91 You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the
92 same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their
93 own directory. To do this, you must use a version of `make' that
94 supports the `VPATH' variable, such as GNU `make'. `cd' to the
95 directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run
96 the `configure' script. `configure' automatically checks for the
97 source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'.
99 If you have to use a `make' that does not supports the `VPATH'
100 variable, you have to compile the package for one architecture at a time
101 in the source code directory. After you have installed the package for
102 one architecture, use `make distclean' before reconfiguring for another
103 architecture.
105 Installation Names
106 ==================
108 By default, `make install' will install the package's files in
109 `/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/man', etc. You can specify an
110 installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving `configure' the
111 option `--prefix=PATH'.
113 You can specify separate installation prefixes for
114 architecture-specific files and architecture-independent files. If you
115 give `configure' the option `--exec-prefix=PATH', the package will use
116 PATH as the prefix for installing programs and libraries.
117 Documentation and other data files will still use the regular prefix.
119 In addition, if you use an unusual directory layout you can give
120 options like `--bindir=PATH' to specify different values for particular
121 kinds of files. Run `configure --help' for a list of the directories
122 you can set and what kinds of files go in them.
124 If the package supports it, you can cause programs to be installed
125 with an extra prefix or suffix on their names by giving `configure' the
126 option `--program-prefix=PREFIX' or `--program-suffix=SUFFIX'.
128 Optional Features
129 =================
131 Some packages pay attention to `--enable-FEATURE' options to
132 `configure', where FEATURE indicates an optional part of the package.
133 They may also pay attention to `--with-PACKAGE' options, where PACKAGE
134 is something like `gnu-as' or `x' (for the X Window System). The
135 `README' should mention any `--enable-' and `--with-' options that the
136 package recognizes.
138 For packages that use the X Window System, `configure' can usually
139 find the X include and library files automatically, but if it doesn't,
140 you can use the `configure' options `--x-includes=DIR' and
141 `--x-libraries=DIR' to specify their locations.
143 Specifying the System Type
144 ==========================
146 There may be some features `configure' can not figure out
147 automatically, but needs to determine by the type of host the package
148 will run on. Usually `configure' can figure that out, but if it prints
149 a message saying it can not guess the host type, give it the
150 `--host=TYPE' option. TYPE can either be a short name for the system
151 type, such as `sun4', or a canonical name with three fields:
154 See the file `config.sub' for the possible values of each field. If
155 `config.sub' isn't included in this package, then this package doesn't
156 need to know the host type.
158 If you are building compiler tools for cross-compiling, you can also
159 use the `--target=TYPE' option to select the type of system they will
160 produce code for and the `--build=TYPE' option to select the type of
161 system on which you are compiling the package.
163 Sharing Defaults
164 ================
166 If you want to set default values for `configure' scripts to share,
167 you can create a site shell script called `config.site' that gives
168 default values for variables like `CC', `cache_file', and `prefix'.
169 `configure' looks for `PREFIX/share/config.site' if it exists, then
170 `PREFIX/etc/config.site' if it exists. Or, you can set the
171 `CONFIG_SITE' environment variable to the location of the site script.
172 A warning: not all `configure' scripts look for a site script.
174 Operation Controls
175 ==================
177 `configure' recognizes the following options to control how it
178 operates.
180 `--cache-file=FILE'
181 Use and save the results of the tests in FILE instead of
182 `./config.cache'. Set FILE to `/dev/null' to disable caching, for
183 debugging `configure'.
185 `--help'
186 Print a summary of the options to `configure', and exit.
188 `--quiet'
189 `--silent'
190 `-q'
191 Do not print messages saying which checks are being made. To
192 suppress all normal output, redirect it to `/dev/null' (any error
193 messages will still be shown).
195 `--srcdir=DIR'
196 Look for the package's source code in directory DIR. Usually
197 `configure' can determine that directory automatically.
199 `--version'
200 Print the version of Autoconf used to generate the `configure'
201 script, and exit.
203 `configure' also accepts some other, not widely useful, options.

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