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Building(FHist)						       Building(FHist)



NAME
       fhist - file history and	comparison tools
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Peter Miller

       Portions	of this	program	are
       Copyright (C) 1990 David	I. Bell.

       The fhist package is distrributed under the terms of the	GNU General
       Public License, see the LICENSE section,	below, for more	information.

SPACE REQUIREMENTS
       You will	need about 600K	to unpack and build the	fhist package.	(This
       is the worst case seen so far, most systems have	binaries about 60% as
       big as this, 400K is more typical.)  Your mileage may vary.

BEFORE YOU START
       There are a few pieces of software you may want to fetch	and install
       before you proceed with your installation of cook.

       GNU Gettext
	       The fhist package has been internationalized.  It can now print
	       error messages in any of	the supported languages.  In order to
	       do this,	the GNU	Gettext	package	must be	installed before you
	       run the configure script	as detailed in the next	section.  This
	       is because the configure	script looks for it.  On systems which
	       use the GNU C library, version 2.0 or later, there is no	need
	       to explictly do this as GNU Gettext is included.	 Remember to
	       use the GNU Gettext configure --with-gnu-gettext	option if your
	       system has native gettext tools.

       GNU Groff
	       The documentation for the fhist package was prepared using the
	       GNU Groff package.  This	distribution includes full
	       documentation, which may	be processed into PostScript or	DVI
	       files at	install	time - if GNU Groff has	been installed.

       Bison   If your operating system	does not have a	native yacc(1) you
	       will need to fetch and install GNU Bison	in order to build the
	       fhist package.

       An ANSI C compiler.
	       You must	have an	ANSI C compiler	to compile this	program.  You
	       may also	want to	consider fetching and installing the GNU C
	       Compiler	if you have not	done so	already.

       The GNU FTP archives may	be found at prep.ai.mit.edu, and are mirrored
       around the world.

SITE CONFIGURATION
       The fhist package is configured using the configure shell script
       included	in this	distribution.

       The configure shell script attempts to guess correct values for various
       system-dependent	variables used during compilation, and creates the
       Makefile	and common/config.h files.  It also creates a shell script
       config.status that you can run in the future to recreate	the current
       configuration.

       Normally, you just cd to	the directory containing fhist's source	code
       and type
	      %	./configure
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       If you're using csh on an old version of	System V, you might need to
       type
	      %	sh configure
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       instead to prevent csh from trying to execute configure itself.

       Running configure takes a minute	or two.	 While it is running, it
       prints some messages that tell what it is doing.	 If you	don't want to
       see the messages, run configure with its	standard output	redirected to
       /dev/null; for example,
	      %	./configure > /dev/null
	      %

       By default, configure will arrange for the make install command to
       install the fhist package's files in /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/man.
       There are a number of options which control the placement of these
       files.

       --prefix=PATH
	       You can specify an installation prefix other than /usr/local by
	       giving configure	the option --prefix=PATH.

       --exec-prefix=PATH
	       You can specify separate	installation prefixes for
	       architecture-specific files and architecture-independent	files.
	       If you give configure the option	--exec-prefix=PATH the fhist
	       package will use	PATH as	the prefix for installing programs and
	       libraries.  Data	files and documentation	will still use the
	       regular prefix.	Normally, all files are	installed using	the
	       same prefix.

       --bindir=PATH
	       This directory contains executable programs.  On	a network,
	       this directory may be shared between machines with identical
	       hardware	and operating systems; it may be mounted read-only.
	       Defaults	to ${exec_prefix}/bin unless otherwise specified.

       --datadir=PATH
	       This directory contains installed data, such as the
	       documentation, reports and shell	scripts	distributed with
	       Aegis.  On a network, this directory may	be shared between all
	       machines; it may	be mounted read-only.  Defaults	to
	       ${prefix}/share/aegis unless otherwise specified.  An "aegis"
	       directory will be appended if there is none in the specified
	       path.

       --libdir=PATH
	       This directory contains installed data, such as the error
	       message catalogues.  On a network, this directory may be	shared
	       between machines	with identical hardware	and operating systems;
	       it may be mounted read-only.  Defaults to
	       ${exec_prefix}/lib/aegis	unless otherwise specified.  An
	       "aegis" directory will be appended if there is none in the
	       specified path.

       --mandir=PATH
	       This directory contains the on-line manual entries.  On a
	       network,	this directory may be shared between all machines; it
	       may be mounted read-only.  Defaults to ${prefix}/man unless
	       otherwise specified.

       --with-nlsdir=PATH
	       This directory contains machine specific	message	catalogues.
	       Defaults	to --libdir if not set.

       configure ignores any other arguments that you give it.

       On systems that require unusual options for compilation or linking that
       the fhist package's configure script does not know about, you can give
       configure initial values	for variables by setting them in the
       environment.  In	Bourne-compatible shells, you can do that on the
       command line like this:
	      $	CC='gcc	-traditional' LIBS=-lposix ./configure
	      ...lots of output...
	      $
       Here are	the make variables that	you might want to override with
       environment variables when running configure.

       Variable: CC
	       C compiler program.  The	default	is cc.

       Variable: INSTALL
	       Program to use to install files.	 The default is	install	if you
	       have it,	cp otherwise.

       Variable: LIBS
	       Libraries to link with, in the form -lfoo -lbar.	 The configure
	       script will append to this, rather than replace it.

       Variable: NLSDIR
	       This works the same way as the --with-nlsdir option.

       If you need to do unusual things	to compile the package,	the author
       encourages you to figure	out how	configure could	check whether to do
       them, and mail diffs or instructions to the author so that they can be
       included	in the next release.

BUILDING FHIST
       All you should need to do is use	the
	      %	make
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       command and wait.  When this finishes you should	see a directory	called
       bin containing four files: fcomp, fhist,	fmerge and txt2c.

       fcomp   The fcomp program is user to compare two	text files.

       fhist   The fhist program is used to maintain and edit history of a
	       text file.

       fmerge  The fmerge program is used to merge together edits from two
	       descendants of a	file.

       txt2c   The txt2c program is a utility used to build the	fhist package;
	       it is not intended for general use and should not be installed.

       You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source
       directory by using the
	      %	make clean
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       command.	 To remove all of the above files, and also remove the
       Makefile	and common/config.h and	config.status files, use the
	      %	make distclean
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       command.

       The file	etc/configure.in is used to create configure by	a GNU program
       called autoconf.	 You only need to know this if you want	to regenerate
       configure using a newer version of autoconf.

TESTING	FHIST
       The fhist package is accompanied	by a test suite.  To run this test
       suite, use the following	command:
	      %	make sure
	      ...lots of output...
	      %

       This is successful if the last line of the test output reads "Passed
       All Tests".

       Please let the author know if any of the	tests fail, and	why if you can
       work that out.

INSTALLING FHIST
       As explained in the SITE	CONFIGURATION section, above, the fhist
       package is installed under the /usr/local tree by default.  Use the
       --prefix=PATH option to configure if you	want some other	path.

       All that	is required to install the fhist package is to use the
	      %	make install
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       command.	 Control of the	directories used may be	found in the first few
       lines of	the Makefile file if you want to bypass	the configure script.

       The above procedure assumes that	the soelim(1) command is somewhere in
       the command search PATH.	 The soelim(1) command is available as part of
       the GNU Roff package, mentioned previously in the PRINTED MANUALS
       section.	 If you	don't have it, but you do have the cook	package, then
       a link from roffpp to soelim will also work.

       The above procedure also	assumes	that the $(prefix)/man/man1 and
       $(prefix)/man/man5 directories already exist.  If they do not, you will
       need to mkdir them manually.

PRINTED	MANUALS
       The easiest way to get copies of	the manuals is to get the
       fhist.1.18.pdf file from	the archive site.  This	is an Adobe AcroRead
       file containing the Reference Manual, which contains the	README file,
       the BUILDING file and internationalization notes, as well as all	of the
       manual pages for	all of the commands.

       This distribution contains the sources to all of	the documentation for
       fhist.  The author used the GNU groff package and a postscript printer
       to prepare the documentation.  If you do	not have this software,	you
       will need to substitute commands	appropriate to your site.

       If you have the GNU Groff package installed before you run the
       configure script, the Makefile will contain instructions	for
       constructing the	documentation.	If you already used the	make command,
       above, this has already been done.  The following command
	      %	make doc
	      ...lots of output...
	      %
       can be used to do this explicitly, if you managed to get	to this	point
       without doing it.  Please note that there may be	some warnings from
       groff, particularly about missing fonts,	particularly for the .txt
       files; this is normal.

       Once the	documents have been formatted, you only	need to	print them.
       The following command
	      %	lpr lib/en/reference.ps
	      %
       will print the English PostScript version of the	Reference Manual.
       Watch the make output to	see what other versions	are available.

COPYRIGHT
	version	1.18.D001
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Peter Miller;

       This program is derived from a work
       Copyright (C) 1990 David	I. Bell.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either	version	3 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A	PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

AUTHORS
       Peter Miller	  Web:	 http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/
       /\/\*	       E-Mail:	 pmiller@opensource.org.au

       David I.	Bell	  Web:	 http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~dbell
		       E-Mail:	 dbell@canb.auug.org.au



Reference Manual		     FHist		       Building(FHist)