INSTALL.quagga.txt 4.1 KB

  1. # $Id$
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  3. Building and Installing Quagga from releases or snapshots:
  4. The 'INSTALL' file contains generic instructions on how to use 'configure'
  5. scripts.
  6. Quagga requires a C compiler (and associated header files and
  7. libraries) supporting the C99 standard.
  8. Quagga requires a reasonable make. It is considered a bug if quagga
  9. does not compile with the system make on recent FreeBSD, NetBSD or
  10. OpenBSD, and a very serious bug if it does not compile with GNU make.
  11. Quagga expects a POSIX.2 compliant system, more or less. Clean
  12. workarounds for POSIX non-compliance are welcome.
  13. It is considered a bug if Quagga fails to build and run on any of the
  14. following systems (where .x indicates the most recent release), or
  15. such systems "-current" versions. (Note that considering it a bug is
  16. not a guarantee of support, merely "we agree that it is broken".)
  17. Dragonfly ?
  18. FreeBSD 4.x [In 2007, this is getting tenous.]
  19. FreeBSD 5.x
  20. FreeBSD 6.x
  21. FreeBSD-current
  22. Linux [kernel/distribution information needed]
  23. NetBSD 2.x [Note texinfo 4.6 in base system]
  24. NetBSD 3.x
  25. NetBSD 4.x
  26. NetBSD-current
  27. OpenBSD ? [info needed on what should work]
  28. Solaris 9
  29. Solaris 10
  30. For further Quagga specific information on 'configure' and build-time
  31. configuration of the software, please read the Quagga info
  32. documentation, (doc/ To read the info page included with
  33. the Quagga sources without first installing Quagga:
  34. cd doc
  35. # one of the following, depending on your info viewer preferences
  36. info
  37. pinfo -r
  38. emacs -eval '(info "")'
  39. The Quagga website ( currently has the info
  40. files available in various formats.
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  42. Building Quagga from CVS checkouts:
  43. In order to build from CVS, you will need recent versions of several GNU
  44. tools, particularly autoconf, automake, libtool, GNU awk and texinfo. Note
  45. that the CVS snapshots on the Quagga website should not require these tools;
  46. everything is already setup ready to run 'configure'. If you have trouble
  47. building from CVS checkout it is recommended that you try a CVS snapshot
  48. instead.
  49. We declare that the following versions should work for building from
  50. CVS checkouts. Earlier versions may work, but failure to do so is not
  51. a bug. Required versions can be moved earlier if no problems, or
  52. later after a judgement that a system without a higher version is
  53. deficient is made.
  54. automake: 1.9.6 (released 2005-07-10)
  55. autoconf: 2.59 (2.60 on 2006-06-26 is too recent to require)
  56. libtool: 1.5.22 (released 2005-12-18)
  57. texinfo: 4.7 (released 2004-04-10; 4.8 is not yet common)
  58. GNU AWK: 3.1.5 (released 2005-08-12)
  59. Becuase some systems provide texinfo 4.6 (4.7 is new), is
  60. checked in so that texinfo will generally not be invoked. When
  61. texinfo 4.7 is widespread, will be removed from CVS and
  62. texinfo will become required again. (4.7 has figure support, needed
  63. for the route server docs, which is why 4.6 doesn't work.)
  64. In order to create PostScript or PDF versions of the Texinfo documentation,
  65. you will need the convert utility, from the ImageMagick toolset installed,
  66. and epstopdf from the TeTeX suite.
  67. To create the required autotools files (, configure, etc.),
  68. run "./". After this you may run configure as for a
  69. snapshot or release.
  70. Please refer to "Building and Installing Quagga" above for further
  71. instructions.
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  73. Notes on required versions:
  74. The general goal is to use a modern baseline of tools, while not
  75. imposing pain on those tracking stable distributions. The notes below
  76. explain what versions are present in various environments.
  77. NetBSD 1.6 and 2 provide texinfo 4.6. This is now considered old.
  78. NetBSD 3 and 4 provide texinfo 4.7.
  79. Fedora Core ? provides autoconf 2.59.
  80. OpenBSD 3.6 provides texinfo 4.2.
  81. OpenBSD [3.6] ports provides automake 1.4-p6 autoconf 2.5.9 libtool 1.5.8
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