Help with "configure" options (compile)

kenneth topp caught at
Tue Oct 5 21:53:00 GMT 1999

Specifically build host and target are for "cross compiling", which
is building a binary for a platform other then the platform you are
compiling on.  IE: building samba for a sparc solaris machine from a intel
linux machine.  Not something you'd want to do.  You're compilers aren't
setup for this most likely.  This would be building a binary for a
platform that cannot "host" the compilers (ie: embeded platforms).

Sorry for the off-topic, but i'm sure it's valuable to some.


On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, David Touster wrote:

> Still looking for some help, please........ I have not seen a reply in the digest.
> David Touster wrote:
> > I have used Samba for a few years but I'm new to version 2.x.
> >
> > I can't find any information documenting or explaining the options in the configure program except the limited
> > info in the help output.    "./configure --help"    (I searched the man pages, Docs, digest, FAQ, etc.)
> >
> > Please define the use of the following options:  (or point me to the documentation)
> >  --build=BUILD           configure for building on BUILD [BUILD=HOST]
> >  --host=HOST             configure for HOST [guessed]
> >  --target=TARGET
> >
> > Can I enter any text for any of these?  Does Samba really use this info to determine what host it's running on
> > for networking issues, etc.?  After it's compiled, I will tar it up and install it on many servers.  All the
> > servers are Sun Sparc's running 2.6 of various types.  (ie: E250's-E4500's)  Any issues??  I have done for
> > versions previous to Samba 2.x without problems.
> >
> > -----------
> >
> > Secondly, please confirm the following:
> >
> > As an end result, I wish to have Samba installed in   /opt/samba
> > All of it's directories and files will be under this base directory.
> >
> > I'm using the following command string:    (Will the backslashes work as usual?)
> >
> > ./configure --prefix=/opt/samba --exec-prefix=/opt/samba \
> >   --build=ACECOMM  --with-privatedir=/opt/samba/private  \
> >   --with-lockdir=/opt/samba/var/locks                    \
> >   --with-swatdir=/opt/samba/swat
> >
> > Are these the only options that I must change?  (therefore, the "make install" will use these locations?)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > David

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