Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
Revision date: 24 April 1997
The itools distribution contains imake, some related
configuration programs, and a set of X11 configuration files.
Instructions for building and installing the distribution may
be found in Appendix B of the "boa book":
Software Portability with imake (2nd edition) Paul DuBois O'Reilly & Associates, 1996 ISBN 1-56592-055-4Appendix B is also available online at:
http://www.primate.wisc.edu/software/imake-book/ ftp://ftp.primate.wisc.edu/software/imake-book/or at the same location from which you obtained the itools distribution.
Most of this distribution was derived directly from the distribution
of the X Window System, Version 11, Release 6.1.
This distribution has been superceded by an R6.3-based itools
distribution. However, to build that distribution, you must have
an ANSI C compiler. If you don't have one, or you encounter other
problems building the R6.3-based distribution, the R6.1-based
distribution may be useful.
Before you build the distribution, there are a few things you
Look in the config/misc directory to see if there are any
notes for the type of system you're using. If there are, read
Take a look at config/cf/site.def and read the comments
to see if there's anything you'd like to modify.
Take a look at config/extras/extras.tmpl and check the
/*#define UsePerlImboot YES*/If you want to use the Perl version of imboot, the line should be uncommented:
#define UsePerlImboot YES
/*#define UsePerlXmkmf YES*/If you want to use the Perl version of xmkmf, the line should be uncommented:
#define UsePerlXmkmf YES
#define WinNTHasPerl YESIf you don't have Perl, the line should be commented out:
/*#define WinNTHasPerl YES*/In the latter case, you won't be able to use xmkmf, imboot, or imdent.
% cp Makefile.sav MakefileFor UNIX, the command for building the distribution is:
% make World (or) % make World BOOTSTRAPCFLAGS="flags"where "flags" is something like "-Dhpux", "-Dsun", etc. (See Appendix B if you need a flags value.)
For Windows NT, the command for building the distribution is shown
below, but before you run it, make sure you read config/misc/Win32.notes:
nmake World.Win32 > world.log
For UNIX, run this command (you may need to be root) to
install everything built by the build step:
% make installFor Windows NT, run this command:
nmake installTo install everything that is built in a particular directory, change into that directory and run "make install" (or "nmake install" for Windows NT) there.
You can also install individual targets. For example, if you want
to install a program "prog", you can change into the
directory in which the program is built, then run "make install.prog"
under UNIX. Under NT, use "nmake install.prog.exe" or
"nmake install.prog.bat", depending on whether prog
is an executable binary or batch script.
Some of the differences between the itools distribution and the
original X stuff from which it was derived: