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The common case
./autogen.sh && ./configure && make
If something fails read the last lines. Typical reason to
fail is a missing dependency, such as libtool or gettext.
make install-strip
Note that on the production systems it is strongly recommended to use
"make install-strip" to install binaries and libraries. The result
from the standard "make install" may produce large binaries with
unnecessary symbols.
Autotools
`./autogen.sh' generates all files needed to compile
and install the code (run it after checkout from git)
`make distclean' removes all unnecessary files, but the
code can still be recompiled with "./configure; make"
`make dist-gzip' (or -bzip2) creates a tarball that can
be configured and compiled without running `./autogen.sh'
Compiling
Use SUID_CFLAGS and SUID_LDFLAGS when you want to define
special compiler options for typical suid programs, for
example:
./configure SUID_CFLAGS="-fpie" SUID_LDFLAGS="-pie"
The SUID_* feature is currently supported for chfn, chsh,
newgrp, su, write, mount, and umount.
Use DAEMON_CFLAGS and DAEMON_LDFLAGS when you want to define
special compiler options for daemons; supported for uuidd.
Use SOLIB_CFLAGS and SOLIB_LDFLAGS when you want to define
special compiler options for shared libraries; supported for
libmount, libblkid and libuuid.
FIXME: add notes about klib and uClib.
Compile certain portion
See ./configure --help and use --disable-* and --enable-* options.
It's also possible to disable all the programs and enable only wanted.
For example:
./configure --disable-all-programs --enable-fallocate
Note that the configure script tracks dependencies between libs and
tools. Always see warning messages and follow error messages if any
dependence is necessary. For example to compile mount(8) you need also
libmount, libblkid and libuuid:
./configure --disable-all-programs --enable-mount --enable-libmount \
--enable-libblkid --enable-libuuid
Static linking
Use --enable-static-programs[=LIST] configure option when
you want to use statically linked programs.
Note, mount(8) uses get{pw,gr}nam() and getpwuid()
functions for translation from username and groupname to
UID and GID. These functions could be implemented by
dynamically loaded independent modules (NSS) in your libc
(e.g. glibc). These modules are not statically linked to
mount(8) and mount.static is still using dlopen() like
dynamically linked version.
The translation won't work in environment where NSS
modules are not installed.
For example normal system (NSS modules are available):
# ./mount.static -v -f -n -ouid=kzak /mnt/foo
LABEL=/mnt/foo on /mnt/foo type vfat (rw,uid=500)
^^^^^^^
and without NSS modules:
# chroot . ./mount.static -v -f -n -ouid=kzak /mnt/win
LABEL=/mnt/win on /mnt/win type vfat (rw,uid=kzak)
^^^^^^^^