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@@ -4,6 +4,23 @@ Installation Instructions for GNU pspp
These instructions are based on the generic GNU installation
instructions, but they have been tailored for PSPP.
+Overview
+========
+
+PSPP uses the standard GNU configuration system. Therefore, if all is well,
+the following simple procedure should work, even on non-GNU systems:
+
+ tar -xzf pspp-*.tar.gz
+ cd pspp-*
+ ./configure
+ make
+ sudo make install
+
+Obviously, you should replace 'pspp-*' in the above, with the name of
+the tarball you are installing. If any part of this process fails, then
+it's likely that one or more of the necessary prerequisites is missing
+from your system. Read on to find out how to correct this.
+
Before You Install
==================
@@ -59,10 +76,6 @@ use the GUI, you must run `configure' with --without-gui.
version 2.2 or later.
-To cross-compile PSPP, you will likely need to set the
-PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR environment variable to point to an
-appropriate pkg-config for the cross-compilation environment.
-
Installing the following packages will allow your PSPP binary to read
Gnumeric files.
@@ -191,7 +204,11 @@ is an example:
./configure CC=c89 CFLAGS=-O2 LIBS=-lposix
- See "Defining Variables", below, for more details.
+To cross-compile PSPP, you will likely need to set the
+PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR environment variable to point to an
+appropriate pkg-config for the cross-compilation environment.
+
+See "Defining Variables", below, for more details.
Installation Names
==================
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