Annotation of gforth/INSTALL.BINDIST, revision 1.1
1.1 ! anton 1: This file discribes how to install Gforth from a binary distribution
! 2: (i.e., a distribution, where the package file name contains a
! 3: machine/OS name).
! 5: Installation is quite simple: Type
! 7: make install
! 9: and you are set. You can
! 11: make test
! 12: make bench
! 14: first, to make sure that the binary works.
! 16: If you want to know more: A binary distribution contains all the files
! 17: of the source distribution, and a few more, in particular the
! 18: executable `gforth'. The configuration options we used for creating it
! 19: can be seen in config.status. Basically, we use the default; among
! 20: other things, this means installation in the /usr/local hierarchy; if
! 21: this does not suit you, "make distclean" and continue by reading
! 22: INSTALL.
! 24: The only deviation from the default is with respect to options like
! 25: --enable-force-reg, which by default are not used, because they don't
! 26: work with all versions of gcc; we use them, if they work with the
! 27: compiler we use. We try to give you good performance, but two
! 28: compatible machines may require different options for best performance
! 29: (e.g., --enable-direct-threading is good for the 486, and bad for the
! 30: Pentium).