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Old 01-21-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
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Is there a place to get common compile options?


I guess the title says it all...
I have been compiling my own software because I like my box organized so that I know where everything is. However, more than once I've missed some compile option that I needed (but didn't realize it initially). Is there some source that I can look to that points to common compilation options so that I can make sure I'm getting this done right the first time?

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Old 01-21-2004, 12:18 PM   #2
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Not quite sure I follow, unless you are referring to:
./configure --help

Which specifies many compile options. If you are referring to GCC options, you can check the GCC documentation which covers MANY options for GCC specific to your CPU.

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Old 01-21-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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I'm referring to ./configure --help options. For example, I had to compile PHP with support for a bunch of different things that are not compiled in by default, such as GD. I would like to be able to download the source, and look at some site somewhere or something that explains everything a little better, maybe, or maybe what the most common compilation options are.
 
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The "most common" are usually listed seperately from ones specific to the application. As far as more in depth explainations that those listed next to each option in --help, well my 'code of conduct' wrt that is "If I don't know what it does, it's likely I don't need it compiled in" However, that does not really assist in answering your question... So with things such s PHP, you can read the overly in depth documentation provided on the website itself. You can usually find this is true with most applications. Simply paruse the site's homepage a bit.

For general options though, as mentioned above, it's usually listed at the top of the --help option, and IIRC is stated as "General Options"

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