Usage: configure [--OPTION[=VALUE] ...] [CONFIGURATION]
Set compilation and installation parameters for XEmacs, and report.
Note that for most of the following options, you can explicitly enable
them using `--OPTION=yes' and explicitly disable them using `--OPTION=no'.
This is especially useful for auto-detected options.
The option `--without-FEATURE' is a synonym for `--with-FEATURE=no'.
Options marked with a (*) are auto-detected.
Many features require external packages to be installed first.
Get them from ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/aux.
Use colons (or quoted spaces) to separate directory names in option
values which are PATHs (i.e. lists of directories).
The results of configure tests are saved in config.log, which is useful
for diagnosing problems.
--help Issue this usage message.
--verbose Accepted but ignored.
--extra-verbose Display more information, useful for debugging.
--compiler=PROG C compiler to use
--with-gcc (*) Use GCC to compile XEmacs.
--cflags=FLAGS Compiler flags (such as -O)
--cpp=PROG C preprocessor to use (e.g. /usr/ccs/lib/cpp or cc -E)
--cppflags=FLAGS C preprocessor flags (e.g. -I/foo or -Dfoo=bar)
--libs=LIBS Additional libraries (e.g. -lfoo)
--ldflags=FLAGS Additional linker flags (e.g. -L/foo)
--site-includes=PATH List of directories to search first for header files
--site-libraries=PATH List of directories to search first for libraries
--site-prefixes=PATH List of directories to search for include/ and lib/
subdirectories, just after 'site-includes' and
List of ALL directories to search for dynamically
linked libraries at run time
--dynamic=yes Link dynamically if supported by system.
--dynamic=no Force static linking on systems where dynamic
linking is the default.
--srcdir=DIR Look for the XEmacs source files in DIR.
Works best when using GNU Make.
--prefix=DIR Install files below DIR. Defaults to `/usr/local'.
--with-prefix=no Don't compile the value of --prefix into the
--with-x11 (*) Support the X Window System.
--x-includes=DIR Search for X header files in DIR.
--x-libraries=DIR Search for X libraries in DIR.
--with-msw (*) Support MS Windows as a window system (only under
Cygwin and MinGW).
--with-toolbars=no Don't compile with any toolbar support.
--with-wmcommand=no Compile without realized leader window which will
keep the WM_COMMAND property.
--with-athena=TYPE Use TYPE Athena widgets
(xaw, 3d, next, 95, or xpm)
--with-menubars=TYPE Use TYPE menubars (lucid, motif, or no). The Lucid
widgets emulate Motif (mostly) but are faster.
*WARNING* The Motif menubar is currently broken.
--with-scrollbars=TYPE Use TYPE scrollbars
(lucid, motif, athena, or no).
--with-dialogs=TYPE Use TYPE dialog boxes (motif, athena, or no).
Lucid menubars and scrollbars are the default.
Motif dialog boxes will be used if Motif can be found.
--with-widgets=TYPE Use TYPE widgets (motif, athena, or no).
Motif widgets will be used if Motif can be found.
Other widget types are currently unsupported.
--with-dragndrop Compile in the generic drag and drop API. This is
automatically added if one of the drag and drop
protocols is found (currently CDE, OffiX, MSWindows).
*WARNING* The Drag'n'drop support is under development
and is considered experimental.
--with-cde Compile in support for CDE drag and drop.
--with-offix Compile in support for OffiX drag and drop.
*WARNING* If you compile in OffiX, you may not be
able to use multiple X displays success-
fully. If the two servers are from
different vendors, the results may be
--with-xmu=no (*) For those unfortunates whose vendors don't ship Xmu.
--external-widget Compile with external widget support.
TTY (character terminal) options:
--with-tty=no Don't support ttys.
--with-ncurses (*) Use the ncurses library for tty support.
--with-gpm (*) Compile in GPM mouse support for ttys.
--with-xpm (*) Compile with support for XPM images. PRACTICALLY
REQUIRED. Although this library is nonstandard and
a real hassle to build, many basic things (e.g.
toolbars) depend on it, and you will run into
many problems without it.
--with-png (*) Compile with support for PNG images. Recommended
because the images on the About page are not viewable
--with-jpeg (*) Compile with support for JPEG images. Useful if
you are using a mail, news reader, or web browser
in XEmacs, so that JPEG images can be displayed.
--with-tiff (*) Compile with support for TIFF images. Possibly
useful, for the same reason as JPEG images.
--with-xface (*) Compile with support for X-Face mail headers.
Requires the compface package. Of doubtful
--with-gif=no Compile without the (builtin) support for GIF images.
--with-sound=TYPE,[TYPE],... Compile with native sound support.
Valid types are `native', `nas' and `esd'.
Prefix a type with 'no' to disable.
The first option can be `none' or `all'.
`none' is a synonym for `nonative,nonas,noesd'.
`all' is a synonym for native,nas,esd or `all'.
The default is to autodetect all sound support.
--native-sound-lib=LIB Native sound support library. Needed on Suns
with --with-sound=both because both sound libraries
are called libaudio.
--with-database=TYPE (*) Compile with database support. Valid types are
`no' or a comma-separated list of one or more
of `berkdb' and either `dbm' or `gnudbm'.
--with-ldap (*) Compile with support for the LDAP protocol.
--with-postgresql (*) Compile with support for the PostgreSQL RDBMS.
--mail-locking=TYPE (*) Specify the locking to be used by movemail to prevent
concurrent updates of mail spool files. Valid types
are `lockf', `flock', and `dot'.
--with-pop Support POP for mail retrieval.
--with-kerberos Support Kerberos-authenticated POP.
--with-hesiod Support Hesiod to get the POP server host.
--with-tooltalk (*) Support the ToolTalk IPC protocol.
--with-workshop Support the Sun WorkShop (formerly Sparcworks)
--with-socks Compile with support for SOCKS (an Internet proxy).
--with-dnet (*) Compile with support for DECnet.
--with-modules Compile in experimental support for dynamically
loaded libraries (Dynamic Shared Objects).
--with-site-lisp=yes Allow for a site-lisp directory in the XEmacs hierarchy
searched before the installation packages.
--with-site-modules=no Disable site-modules directory in the XEmacs hierarchy,
which is searched before the installation modules.
--package-path=PATH Directories to search for packages to dump with xemacs.
PATH splits into three parts separated by double
colons (::), an early, a late, and a last part,
corresponding to their position in the various
system paths: The early part is always first,
the late part somewhere in the middle, and the
last part at the very back.
Only the late part gets seen at dump time.
If PATH has only one component, that component
If PATH has two components, the first is
early, the second is late.
--infodir=DIR Directory to install XEmacs Info manuals and dir in.
--infopath=PATH Directories to search for Info documents, info dir
and localdir files in case run-time searching
for them fails.
--moduledir=DIR Directory to install dynamic modules in.
--pdump New, experimental, non-working, don't-sue-me-if-
--with-mule Compile with Mule (MUlti-Lingual Emacs) support,
needed to support non-Latin-1 (including Asian)
--with-xim=xlib Compile with support for X input methods,
--with-xim=motif (*) Used in conjunction with Mule support.
Use either raw Xlib to provide XIM support, or
the Motif XmIm* routines (when available).
NOTE: On some systems bugs in X11's XIM support
will cause XEmacs to crash, so by default,
no XIM support is compiled in, unless running
on Solaris and the XmIm* routines are detected.
--with-canna (*) Compile with support for Canna (a Japanese input method
used in conjunction with Mule support).
--with-wnn (*) Compile with support for WNN (a multi-language input
method used in conjunction with Mule support).
--with-wnn6 (*) Compile with support for the commercial package WNN6.
--with-i18n3 Compile with I18N level 3 (support for message
translation). This doesn't currently work.
--with-xfs Compile with XFontSet support for bilingual menubar.
Can't use this option with --with-xim=motif or xlib.
And should have --with-menubars=lucid.
--debug Compile with support for debugging XEmacs.
(Causes code-size increase and little loss of speed.)
Compile with internal error-checking added.
Causes noticeable loss of speed. Valid types
are extents, bufpos, malloc, gc, typecheck.
--error-checking=none Disable all internal error-checking (the default).
--error-checking=all Enable all internal error-checking.
--memory-usage-stats Compile with additional code to allow you to
determine what XEmacs's memory is being used
for. Causes a small code increase but no loss
of speed. Normally enabled when --debug is given.
--no-doc-file Don't rebuild the DOC file unless it's explicitly
deleted. Only use during development. (It speeds
up the compile-run-test cycle.)
--use-union-type Enable or disable use of a union, instead of an
int, for the fundamental Lisp_Object type; this
provides stricter type-checking. Only works with
some systems and compilers.
--with-quantify Add support for performance debugging using Quantify.
--with-purify Add support for memory debugging using Purify.
--rel-alloc Use the relocating allocator (default for this option
--with-dlmalloc Control usage of Doug Lea malloc on systems that have
it in the standard C library (default is to use it if
it is available).
--with-system-malloc Force use of the system malloc, rather than GNU malloc.
--with-debug-malloc Use the debugging malloc package.
--with-clash-detection Use lock files to detect multiple edits of the same
file. The default is to do clash detection.
You may also specify any of the `path' variables found in Makefile.in,
including --bindir, --libdir, --docdir, --lispdir, --sitelispdir,
--datadir, --infodir, --mandir and so on. Note that we recommend
against explicitly setting any of these variables. See the INSTALL
file for a complete list plus the reasons we advise not changing them.
If successful, configure leaves its status in config.status. If
unsuccessful after disturbing the status quo, it removes config.status.
The configure script also recognizes some environment variables, each
of which is equivalent to a corresponding configure flag. Configure
flags take precedence over environment variables, if both are specified.
variable configure flag
For more details on the install process, consult the INSTALL file.