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Chapter 9: Installing Bash

This chapter provides basic instructions for installing Bash on the various supported platforms. The distribution supports nearly every version of Unix (and, someday, GNU). Other independent ports exist for MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows 95, and Windows NT.

  • Basic Installation Installation instructions.

  • Compilers and Options How to set special options for various systems.

  • Compiling For Multiple Architectures How to compile Bash for more than one kind of system from the same source tree.

  • Installation Names How to set the various paths used by the installation.

  • Specifying the System Type How to configure Bash for a particular system.

  • Sharing Defaults How to share default configuration values among GNU programs.

  • Operation Controls Options recognized by the configuration program.

  • Optional Features How to enable and disable optional features when building Bash.
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