xmkmf command is the normal way to create a
Makefile from an
Imakefile shipped with third-party software.
When invoked with no arguments in a directory containing an
imake program is run with arguments appropriate for your system
imake when it was built) and generates a
When invoked with the
xmkmf builds the
Makefile in the current directory, and then automatically executes
make Makefiles (in case there are subdirectories),
and make depend for you.
topdir is given,
xmkmf assumes nothing is installed on your system and looks for files in
the build tree instead of using the installed versions. Optionally,
curdir may be specified as a relative pathname from the top of the build
tree to the current directory. It is necessary to supply
curdir if the current directory has subdirectories, or the
Makefile will not be able to build the subdirectories.