B.3. 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.
You may introduce options with a single - rather than
- if you prefer; but you may abbreviate option names if you use
Display a quick summary of how to invoke configure.
Configure the source to install programs and files under directory
Configure the source to install programs under directory
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
Configure only the directory level where configure is executed; do not
propagate configuration to subdirectories.
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.