XMKMF(1) MachTen Programmer’s Manual XMKMF(1)

xmkmf - create a Makefile from an Imakefile

xmkmf [ -a ] [ topdir [ curdir ] ]

The xmkmf command is the normal way to create a Makefile
from an Imakefile shipped with third-party software.

When invoked with no arguments in a directory containing
an Imakefile, the imake program is run with arguments
appropriate for your system (configured into xmkmf when X
was built) and generates a Makefile.

When invoked with the -a option, xmkmf builds the Makefile
in the current directory, and then automatically executes
‘‘make Makefiles’’ (in case there are subdirectories),
‘‘make includes’’, and ‘‘make depend’’ for you. This is
the normal way to configure software that is outside the X
Consortium build tree.

If working inside the X Consortium build tree (unlikely
unless you are an X developer, and even then this option
is never really used), the topdir argument should be spec-
ified as the relative pathname from the current directory
to the top of the build tree. Optionally, curdir may be
specified as a relative pathname from the top of the build
tree to the current directory. It is necessary to supply
curdir if the current directory has subdirectories, or the
Makefile will not be able to build the subdirectories. If
a topdir is given, xmkmf assumes nothing is installed on
your system and looks for files in the build tree instead
of using the installed versions.


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