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Last change on this file since 7a63b22a was 7a63b22a, checked in by Joe Ciccone <jciccone@…>, 12 years ago

Updated Patch to 2.6.1.
Updated M4 to 1.4.15.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-m4" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="m4.html"?>
10
11  <title>M4-&m4-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-m4">
14    <primary sortas="a-M4">M4</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The M4 package contains a macro processor.</para>
21
22  </sect2>
23
24  <sect2 role="installation">
25    <title>Installation of M4</title>
26
27    <para os="a">Prepare M4 for compilation:</para>
28
29<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr</userinput></screen>
30
31    <para os="c">Compile the package:</para>
32
33<screen os="d"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
34
35    <para os="e">To test the results, issue:
36    <userinput>make check</userinput>.</para>
37
38    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
39
40<screen os="g"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
41
42  </sect2>
43
44  <sect2 id="contents-m4" role="content">
45    <title>Contents of M4</title>
46
47    <segmentedlist>
48      <segtitle>Installed program</segtitle>
49
50      <seglistitem>
51        <seg>m4</seg>
52      </seglistitem>
53    </segmentedlist>
54
55    <variablelist>
56      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
57      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
58      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
59
60      <varlistentry id="m4">
61         <!-- Don't remove the extra space, it prevet a FOP warning. -->
62        <term><command>m4 </command></term>
63        <listitem>
64          <para>copies the given files while expanding the macros that they
65          contain. These macros are either built-in or user-defined and can
66          take any number of arguments. Besides performing macro expansion,
67          <command>m4</command> has built-in functions for including named
68          files, running Unix commands, performing integer arithmetic,
69          manipulating text, recursion, etc. The <command>m4</command>
70          program can be used either as a front-end to a compiler or as a
71          macro processor in its own right.</para>
72          <indexterm zone="ch-system-m4 m4">
73            <primary sortas="b-m4">m4</primary>
74          </indexterm>
75        </listitem>
76      </varlistentry>
77
78    </variablelist>
79
80  </sect2>
81
82</sect1>
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