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This is what you need to do to install Pike: 
 
1) Run ./configure, this is a sh script that will generate machine.h and 
   Makefile from machine.h.in and Makefile.in. 
 
  Some options for ./configure are: 
  --prefix=/foo/bar         if you want to install Pike in /foo/bar, 
                            default is /usr/local. 
  --without-gdbm            compile without gdbm support 
  --without-gmp             compile without gmp support 
  --without-debug           compile without runtime debugging 
  --without-threads         compile without threads support 
  --without-zlib            compile without gzip compression libary support 
  --without-dynamic-modules compile statically, no dynamic loading used. 
                            (makes binary larger) 
  --without-mysql           compile without mysql support 
  --with-profiling          enables profiling pike code but slows 
                            down interpreter a little 
 
   You might also want to set the following environment variables: 
   CFLAGS     Put extra flags for your C compiler here. 
   CPPFLAGS   Put extra flags for your C preprocessor here 
              (such as -I/usr/gnu/include) 
   LDFLAGS    Put extra flags to your linker here, such as -L/usr/gnu/lib 
              and -R/usr/gnu/lib 
 
   Use the above flags to make sure the configure script finds the 
   gdbm and gmp libraries and include files if you need or want those 
   modules. If the configure script doesn't find them, Pike will still 
   compile, but without those modules. 
 
2) If needed, edit config.h and Makefile to suit your purposes. 
   I've tried to make it so that you don't have to change config.h or 
   Makefile at all. If you need to do what you consider 'unnessecary 
   changes' then mail me and I'll try to fit it into configure.  If 
   possible, use gnu make, gcc, gnu sed and bison. 
 
3) Run make. 
 
4) optionally, run 'make verify' to check that the compiled driver works 
   as it should (might be a good idea) This will take a little time 
   and use quite a lot of memory, because the testprogram is quite 
   large. If everything works out fine no extra messages are written. 
 
5) If you want to install Pike, write 'make install' 
 
6) Optionally do 'make html_docs' to create a directory called docs which 
   will contain the Pike documentation in html. This directory can then 
   be copied to anywhere you want. 
 
What to do when it doesn't work: 
1) Try again. 
 
2) Your sh might be too buggy to run ./configure. (This is the case on A/UX) 
   Try using bash, zsh or possibly ksh. To use bash, first run /bin/sh and 
   type: 
   $ CONFIG_SHELL=full_path_for_bash 
   $ export CONFIG_SHELL 
   $ $CONFIG_SHELL ./configure 
 
3) ./configure relies heavily on sed, if you have several sed in your path 
   try another sed. (preferably gnu sed) 
 
4) configure might have done something wrong, check machine.h and report 
   any errors back to me. 
 
5) Your gmp/gdbm libraries might not be working or incorrectly  
   installed, start over by running configure with the approperiate 
   --without-xxx arguments. Also note that threads might give problems 
   with I/O and signals. If so you need to run configure --without-threads. 
 
6) Try a different compiler, malloc, compiler-compiler and/or make. 
   (if you have any other) 
 
7) On old Linux Slackware machines (older than slackware 3.0), Pike sometimes 
   fails to find -lm, this is because of a bug in /usr/lib/libm.sa 
   (or possibly libg.a) in slackware. 
   Compile with 'make EXTRALIBS="-lc -lm"' to get around this bug. 
 
   Threads support on linux works on some releaes, you might need to add 
   an _ to line 36 in /usr/include/sched.h (change _P to __P). 
 
8) 
If you find a bug in the interpreter, the first thing to do is to make sure 
the interpreter is compiled with PIKE_DEBUG defined. If not recompile with PIKE_DEBUG 
and see if you get another error. When you've done this, please report the 
bug to hubbe@hubbe.net and include as much as you can muster of the 
following: 
 
  o The version of the driver. (Try pike --version or look in src/version.c) 
  o What kind of system hardware/software you use (OS, compiler, etc.) 
  o the piece of code that crashes or bugs. 
    (preferably in a very small pike-script with the bug isolated) 
    Please send a complete running example of something that makes the 
    interpreter bug. 
  o a description of what it is that bugs and when. 
  o if you know how then also give me a backtrace and dump of vital variables 
    at the point of crash. 
  o or, if you found the error and corrected it, just send me the bugfix along 
    with a description of what you did and why. 
 
  /Fredrik Hubinette