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`configure' options

Here is a summary of the `configure' options and arguments that are
most often useful for building GDB.  `configure' also has several other
options not listed here.  *note (configure.info)What Configure Does::,
for a full explanation of `configure'.

configure [--help]
[--prefix=DIR]
[--exec-prefix=DIR]
[--srcdir=DIRNAME]
[--norecursion] [--rm]
[--target=TARGET]
HOST

You may introduce options with a single `-' rather than `--' if you
prefer; but you may abbreviate option names if you use `--'.
`--help'
     Display a quick summary of how to invoke `configure'.
`--prefix=DIR'
     Configure the source to install programs and files under directory
     `DIR'.
`--exec-prefix=DIR'
     Configure the source to install programs under directory `DIR'.
`--srcdir=DIRNAME'
     *Warning: using this option requires GNU `make', or another `make'
     that implements the `VPATH' feature.*
     Use this option to make configurations in directories separate
     from the GDB source directories.  Among other things, you can use
     this to build (or maintain) several configurations simultaneously,
     in separate directories.  `configure' writes configuration
     specific files in the current directory, but arranges for them to
     use the source in the directory DIRNAME.  `configure' creates
     directories under the working directory in parallel to the source
     directories below DIRNAME.
`--norecursion'
     Configure only the directory level where `configure' is executed;
     do not propagate configuration to subdirectories.
`--target=TARGET'
     Configure GDB for cross-debugging programs running on the specified
     TARGET.  Without this option, GDB is configured to debug programs
     that run on the same machine (HOST) as GDB itself.
     There is no convenient way to generate a list of all available
     targets.
`HOST ...'
     Configure GDB to run on the specified HOST.
     There is no convenient way to generate a list of all available
     hosts.
   There are many other options available as well, but they are
generally needed for special purposes only.