Configure Command Options

Certain software may have specific options set up for the ./configure operation. To find out what these are, you use the ./configure command with the - -help option:

A useful common option is the -prefix option, which lets you specify the install directory:

# ./configure -prefix=/usr/bin

TlP Some older X applications use xmkmf directly instead of a configure script to generate the needed Makefile. In this case, enter the command xmkmf in place of ./configure. xmkmf has been officially replaced. Be sure to consult the INSTALL and README files for the software.

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