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Chapter 2. Compilation and Installation


The latest version of the software will generally be found at:

We have tried our best to keep the software portable, and on many platforms, you should be able to compile everything with little or no changes. So far, the software has been ported to the following platforms with little or no difficulties.

  • Unix systems

    • HP/UX

    • SunOS/Solaris

    • DEC Unix

    • BSDs: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD

    • MAC OSX

    • Linux

    • IBM AIX

    • Data General DG/UX (with some CFLAGS tinkering)

    • SGI/IRIX

    • DDE Supermax

  • Non-unix systems

    • Apple Macintosh (using the Codewarrior programming environment and the GUSI socket libraries)

    • MS Windows 95/98/NT/2K/XP (Win32)

    • IBM AS/400

If you move the software to other platforms, we'd be grateful if you'd let us know about it. If you run into difficulties, we will try to help if we can, and if you solve the problems, we would be happy to include your fixes in the next release. So far, we have mostly avoided #ifdefs for individual platforms, and we'd like to keep it that way as far as it makes sense.

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