File:  [gforth] / gforth / INSTALL
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Thu Apr 6 16:56:06 1995 UTC (27 years, 10 months ago) by anton
Branches: MAIN
CVS tags: HEAD
fixed bug in resize ("0 n resize" is now equivalent to "n allocate")
added primitives call-c and strerror
most primitives producing iors now produce error numbers derived from OS error
  numbers (EAGAIN and its kin)
.error now prints OS error messages for OS-derived error numbers.
primitives working with ferror now call clearerr
added a bit of documentation to glocals.fs to satisfy TeX
added definition of CC to again

You need gcc version 2.0 or later to compile gforth.

First, type


configure has the following useful parameters:
  --enable-force-reg      Use explicit register declarations if they appear in
                          the machine.h file. This can cause a good speedup,
                          but also incorrect code with some gcc versions on
                          some processors (default disabled).
  --enable-direct-threaded      Force direct threading. This may not work on
                                some machines and may cause slowdown on others.
                                (default processor-dependent)
  --enable-indirect-threaded    Force indirect threading. This can cause a
                                slowdown on some machines.
                                (default processor-dependent)
  --with-debug     specifies option -g to compile with debug info (default)
   --without-debug  omits the -g switch and creates smaller images on
                    machines where strip has problems with gcc style
                    debugging informations.
  --help: tells you about other parameters.

Now type


If your make has trouble with the Makefile, "make gforth" might work.

If your installed gcc isn't called "gcc" (eg. called "gcc-2.6.1"), type

make GCC=<whatever you call your gcc>


Now you can check whether your shiny new Forth system works. Say

make test

To make the documentation, type

make -k html

If everything is allright, you may want to install gforth. Type

make install

You may want to override the defaults for the directories. E.g., if
you want to install in the /gnu hierarchy instead of in the default
/usr/local hirarchy, say

make install prefix=/gnu

Alternatively, you can specify the prefixes with configure.

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