1: Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
2: This file is free documentation; the Free Software Foundation gives
3: unlimited permission to copy, distribute and modify it.
5: This file discribes how to install Gforth from a binary distribution
6: (i.e., a distribution, where the package file name contains a
7: machine/OS name).
9: Installation is quite simple: Type
11: make install
13: and you are set. You can
15: make check
16: make bench
18: first, to make sure that the binary works.
20: If you want to know more: A binary distribution contains all the files
21: of the source distribution, and a few more, in particular the
22: executable `gforth'. The configuration options we used for creating it
23: can be seen in config.status. Basically, we use the default; among
24: other things, this means installation in the /usr/local hierarchy; if
25: this does not suit you, "make distclean" and continue by reading
28: The only deviation from the default is with respect to options like
29: --enable-force-reg, which by default are not used, because they don't
30: work with all versions of gcc; we use them, if they work with the
31: compiler we use. We try to give you good performance, but two
32: compatible machines may require different options for best performance
33: (e.g., --enable-direct-threading is good for the 486, and bad for the