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After you have extracted the
to `gawk-3.1.1'. Like most GNU software,
gawk is configured
automatically for your Unix system by running the
This program is a Bourne shell script that is generated automatically using
autoconf software is
described fully in
Autoconf--Generating Automatic Configuration Scripts,
which is available from the Free Software Foundation.)
autoconf software is described fully starting with
gawk, simply run
This produces a `Makefile' and `config.h' tailored to your system.
The `config.h' file describes various facts about your system.
You might want to edit the `Makefile' to
CFLAGS variable, which controls
the command-line options that are passed to the C compiler (such as
optimization levels or compiling for debugging).
Alternatively, you can add your own values for most
variables on the command line, such as
CC=cc CFLAGS=-g sh ./configure
See the file `INSTALL' in the
gawk distribution for
all the details.
After you have run
configure and possibly edited the `Makefile',
Shortly thereafter, you should have an executable version of
That's all there is to it!
To verify that
gawk is working properly,
run `make check'. All of the tests should succeed.
If these steps do not work, or if any of the tests fail,
check the files in the `README_d' directory to see if you've
found a known problem. If the failure is not described there,
please send in a bug report
(see section Reporting Problems and Bugs.)
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