Help with ./configure options
tousterd at acecomm.com
Tue Sep 28 22:08:59 GMT 1999
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]
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 \
Are the only options that I must change? (therefore, the "make install" will use these locations?)
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