xmkmf - create a Makefile from an Imakefile
[ -a ] [ topdir
command is the normal way to create a Makefile
shipped with third-party software.
When invoked with no arguments in a directory containing an Imakefile,
program is run with arguments appropriate for your system
(configured into imake
when it was built) and generates a
When invoked with the -a
builds the Makefile
in the current directory, and then automatically executes ``make Makefiles''
(in case there are subdirectories), ``make includes'', and ``make depend'' for
If a 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
if the current directory has subdirectories, or the
will not be able to build the subdirectories.