2.1. Configuring

A 'configure' script takes a large number of command-line options. The set of options can vary from one package to the next, although a number of basic options are always present. The available options can be discovered by running 'configure' with the '—help' option. Although many of these options are esoteric, it's worthwhile knowing of their existence when configuring packages with special installation requirements. Each option is briefly described as follows:

'--cache-file=file''configure' runs tests on your system to determine the availability of features (or bugs!). The results of these tests can be stored in a cache file to speed up subsequent invocations of configure. The presence of a well-primed cache file makes a big ...

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