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Last change on this file since b50d1dc was b50d1dc, checked in by William Harrington <kb0iic@…>, 10 years ago

Add no gets patch to all m4 installs.

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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="p1">The following patch contains a fix when building
28    with a host having Glibc or EGLIBC 2.16 or later.</para>
29
30    <screen os="p2"><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&m4-gets-patch;</userinput></screen>
31
32    <para os="a">Prepare M4 for compilation:</para>
33
34<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr</userinput></screen>
35
36    <para os="c">Compile the package:</para>
37
38<screen os="d"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
39
40    <para os="e">To test the results, issue:
41    <userinput>make check</userinput>.</para>
42
43    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
44
45<screen os="g"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
46
47  </sect2>
48
49  <sect2 id="contents-m4" role="content">
50    <title>Contents of M4</title>
51
52    <segmentedlist>
53      <segtitle>Installed program</segtitle>
54
55      <seglistitem>
56        <seg>m4</seg>
57      </seglistitem>
58    </segmentedlist>
59
60    <variablelist>
61      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
62      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
63      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
64
65      <varlistentry id="m4">
66         <!-- Don't remove the extra space, it prevet a FOP warning. -->
67        <term><command>m4 </command></term>
68        <listitem>
69          <para>copies the given files while expanding the macros that they
70          contain. These macros are either built-in or user-defined and can
71          take any number of arguments. Besides performing macro expansion,
72          <command>m4</command> has built-in functions for including named
73          files, running Unix commands, performing integer arithmetic,
74          manipulating text, recursion, etc. The <command>m4</command>
75          program can be used either as a front-end to a compiler or as a
76          macro processor in its own right.</para>
77          <indexterm zone="ch-system-m4 m4">
78            <primary sortas="b-m4">m4</primary>
79          </indexterm>
80        </listitem>
81      </varlistentry>
82
83    </variablelist>
84
85  </sect2>
86
87</sect1>
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