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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 6

xmkmf Command


Creates a Makefile from an Imakefile.


xmkmf-a ] [ TopDir CurDir ] ]


The xmkmf command creates a Makefile from an Imakefile shipped with third-party software. When invoked with no arguments or variables in a directory containing an Imakefile file, the imake command runs with arguments appropriate for your system (configured into xmkmf when X was built) and generates a Makefile.


-a First builds the Makefile in the current directory, then automatically executes make Makefiles, make includes, and make depend. This is how to configure software that is outside of the MIT X build tree.


Specify TopDir and CurDir if you are working inside the MIT X build tree (highly unlikely unless you are an X developer).

TopDir Specify as the relative path name from the current directory to the top of the build tree.
CurDir Specify as a relative path name from the top of the build tree to the current directory.

The CurDir variable is required if the current directory has subdirectories; otherwise, the Makefile will not be able to build the subdirectories. If a TopDir variable is given in its place, xmkmf assumes nothing is installed on your system and searches for files in the build tree instead of using the installed versions.

Related Information

The imake command, make command.

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