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Old 09-25-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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Question How do you compile your software using optimization options (during the ./configure)

QUESTION: How do you optimize everyday software using hardware specific optimizations?

EXAMPLE: I just downloaded the source code to Midnight
Commander. I wondered how you can add 3-4 optmizations
such as -march=athlon or -O3.

Thank you!
Old 09-25-2003, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm not too sure about this, but isn't the purpose of compiling is in order to optimize it for your own machine?

I don't think there's such an option, because when you compile it a machine, it's optimized to it already due to the process of compiling.
Old 09-25-2003, 01:14 PM   #3
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That was my thought as well. There are, however, certain options some apps will give you. They vary from program to program. Read the README file or try ./configure --help for command line argument you're allowed to enter.
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Some hints from LFS


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