xmkmf - create a Makefile from an Imakefile
xmkmf [ -a ] [ topdir [ curdir ] ]
The xmkmf command is the normal way to create a Makefile from an Imake-
file 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 cur-
rent 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. 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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