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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
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 specified as
the relative pathname from the current directory to the top of the build tree. Option-
ally, 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 subdi-
rectories, 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.
X Version 11 Release 6.6 XMKMF(1)
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