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Is there a command to show the configure options?

Link to this post 04 Jul 11

Hi,

Is there a cmd to display the configure options when installing this software?

I saw it before, but can't remember it now, anyone knows ?

Thanks in advance

Link to this post 04 Jul 11

robbin wrote:

Hi,

Is there a cmd to display the configure options when installing this software?

I saw it before, but can't remember it now, anyone knows ?

Thanks in advance

Which software? linux?

If that is it:

make menuconfig

or
make xconfigmenu

(that last one if I recall correctly....)

Regards

Link to this post 04 Jul 11

I mean all of applications, impossible?
such as apache, mysql

I installed them via apt-get, but I want to check the configure options, e.g. --prefix, is there a way?

Thanks

Link to this post 05 Jul 11

Either in a terminal, or in a google search field type "man <appname>"
Example "man mysql"

Some apps don't have a man page but many do.

Link to this post 05 Jul 11

robbin wrote:

Hi,

Is there a cmd to display the configure options when installing this software?

I saw it before, but can't remember it now, anyone knows ?

Thanks in advance

When you you compiling the new software you can issue the command "./configure --help" to review all of the options.

If you are wanting to view the configure flags for pre-compiled packages it will be more difficult because not all applications use autotools and because each distro using a different method to build their packages. If you are looking for the flags on pre-build packages then we will need to know which distro you are using so we can refer you to a site or file to locate that information.

Link to this post 05 Jul 11

Thank you marc.

how about debian and CentOS, in the most cases, i used these both.

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