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Get the most up-to-date version from the FTP archive. Use ``finger'' to learn about the current version and where to find it.

  1. Move the archive to the directory where tar will create the distribution directory. A good choice is /usr/local/src (if you are root) or your home directory (if you are a user).

  2. execute gzip -d -c <distribution>-*.tar.gz | tar xvf -

  3. From within the distribution directory, run the ./configure script. This will automatically modify the Makefiles to include the correct libraries and/or compile flags for your architecture. You can override the defaults with ./configure -cfront, or ./configure -gnu. You may also choose compilers with ./configure -cc=cc -c++=CC. You may specify the architecture as the last parameter if ./configure cannot automatically determine it.

    Please inform us if there are other modifications required for your system. Running ``./configure unknown'' will return files to their original form.

  4. make install At this point, simply running ``make'' will NOT work; ``make install'' is required. This will invoke a recursive make for each of the source subdirectories.

    If you are using a supported parallel machine, the machine specific runtime module will also be compiled. ./TestSuite will also be compiled for uniprocessor simulation. See ./TestSuite/README. If all went well, you should be ready to test the uniprocessor version with ``cd TestSuite; make test''.

  5. Reprint this user manuals in ./doc (See the ./doc/README) because it may have changed.

  6. You may ``make clean'' after you have installed the system to remove all the .o files, and really save on disk space. The libraries (*.a) and binaries will be preserved until you ``make cleaninstall'', which gets rid of everything but the source code.
Mon Nov 21 09:49:54 EST 1994