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Re: How to do this...
>>>>> "chetan" == chetan dutta <linux_delhi@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
chetan> what is the purpose of "CFLAGS=...." ?
The variable CFLAGS contains the arguments to be passed onto gcc
while compiling. In Makefiles, this variable is typically written as
a Makefile variable, and while running configure, it is usually
specified via an environment variable named CFLAGS (like in this case).
Here the arguments are:
-O6: Optimization level 6 (currently equivalent to -O3).
-pipe: Makes gcc use pipes instead of temp files. Uses more memory
but is faster.
>> From: Raju Mathur <raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Reply-To:
>> raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [linux-delhi] How to do this... Date: Fri, 24 Nov
>> 2000 10:06:02 +0530 (IST)
>> Hi Bhummanjot,
>> In general, the way to install a source tar distribution runs
>> something like this:
>> cd /tmp tar zxof package-ver.release.tar.gz cd
>> package-ver.release (or whatever directory it's created)
>> CFLAGS="-O6 -pipe" ./configure make make test make install
>> This won't work for all packages, but with a little bit of
>> tweaking you'll find that 99% of source distributions get
>> installed using this method. Just think about what you're
>> doing and you should be fine.
>> -- Raju