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12596: Update INSTALL for module aliasing changes.

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@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2000-08-11 Bart Schaefer <>
+ * 12596: INSTALL: Update for module aliasing changes.
2000-08-11 Sven Wischnowsky <>
* 12592: Completion/Core/_parameters, Src/Zle/compcore.c,
@@ -1,6 +1,15 @@
+ ++++++++++++++
+ ++++++++++++++
+This file is divided into two parts: making and installing the shell, and
+a description of various additional configuration options. You should
+have a look at the items in the second part before following the
+instructions in the first.
@@ -10,6 +19,16 @@ that zsh is known to compile on, as well as any special instructions
for your particular architecture. Most architectures will not require any
special instructions.
+If you are using a normal source release, skip this section.
+If the `configure' script does not already exist -- e.g., if you've got
+a snapshot of the bare sources just checked out from a CVS repository
+-- some things need to be built before the configuration can proceed.
+Run the script `./Util/preconfig' to do this.
Configuring Zsh
@@ -27,18 +46,21 @@ top level Makefile.
Dynamic loading
-Zsh-3.1 has support for dynamically loadable modules. To enable this run
-configure with the --enable-dynamic option. Note that dynamic loading
-does not work on all systems. On these systems this option will have no
-effect, so it is always safe to use --enable-dynamic. When dynamic
-loading is enabled, major parts of zsh (including the Zsh Line Editor) are
-compiled into modules and not included into the main zsh binary. Zsh
-autoloads these modules when they are required. This means that you have
-to execute make install.modules before you try the newly compiled zsh
-Adding more modules
+Zsh-3.1 has support for dynamically loadable modules. This is now enabled
+by default; to disable it, run configure with the --disable-dynamic option.
+Note that dynamic loading does not work on all systems. On these systems
+this option will have no effect. When dynamic loading is enabled, major
+parts of zsh (including the Zsh Line Editor) are compiled into modules and
+not included into the main zsh binary. Zsh autoloads these modules when
+they are required. This means that you have to execute make
+install.modules before you try the newly compiled zsh executable, and hence
+also the install paths must be correct. The installation path for modules
+is EPREFIX/lib/zsh/<zsh-version-number>, where EPREFIX defaults to PREFIX
+unless given explicitly, and PREFIX defaults to /usr/local. See the end of
+this file for options to configure to change these.
+Adding and removing modules
The zsh distribution contains several modules, in the Src/Builtins,
Src/Modules and Src/Zle directories. If you have any additional zsh
@@ -51,15 +73,46 @@ If you wish to add or remove modules or module directories after you
have already run make, then after adding or removing the modules run:
make prep
+You can also instruct the configuration process that a certain module
+should neither be compiled nor installed without modifying any files. To
+do this, give the argument `--enable-omit-modules=mod1,mod2,...' to
+configure. The module arguments are the full names of the modules,
+probably including the prefix `zsh/'. For example,
+`configure --enable-omit-modules=zsh/zpty,zsh/example' says that the
+modules zsh/zpty and zsh/example are not to be compiled nor installed.
+Note that it is up to you to make sure the modules in question are not going
+to be compiled into the main zsh binary, as described in the next section.
+It is unlikely you would want to omit any of the modules liable to be
+compiled in by default.
Controlling what is compiled into the main zsh binary
-By default the comp1, compctl, zle, sched and rlimits modules are compiled
-into non-dynamic zsh and no modules are compiled into the main binary if
-dynamic loading is available. This can be overridden by creating the
-Src/modules-bltin file with the list of modules which are to be compiled
-into the main binary. See the zshmodules manual page for the list of
-available modules.
+By default the complete, compctl, zle, computil, complist, sched, parameter,
+zleparameter and rlimits modules are compiled into non-dynamic zsh and no
+modules are compiled into the main binary if dynamic loading is available.
+This can be overridden by creating the file mymods.conf in the compilation
+directory (Src, unless you have told configure to use another directory)
+with the list of modules which are to be compiled into the main binary, one
+module name per line with no punctuation and no suffix. See the zshmodules
+manual page for the list of available modules.
+Note that mymods.conf replaces the standard list of linked-in modules from
+Src/xmods.conf. If you wish to add to the standard list, copy the lines
+that begin with "L " from xmods.conf into mymods.conf and remove the "L "
+from each such line in mymods.conf. Then add the names of other modules
+that you want to link. Module names typically must begin with "zsh/";
+see the ".mdd" file for the module for the actual name. The modules must
+be listed in dependency order, e.g., "zsh/zle" must precede "zsh/complete",
+"zsh/complete" must precede "zsh/compctl", and similarly for any other
+Note that the modules depending on zle or complete (e.g.: complist and
+deltochar) cannot be loaded dynamically on systems which do not allow symbols
+in one dynamically loaded library to be visible from another; this is true,
+for example, of version 4 of SunOS. The most convenient workaround is to
+compile zle and complete into the base executable by including them in
+mymods.conf as described above.
Compiler Options or Using a Different Compiler
@@ -114,15 +167,22 @@ To install the dynamically-loadable modules, do the command:
To install the zsh man page, do the command:
-To install the zsh info files, do the command:
- make
+To install all the shell functions which come with the distribution, do the
+ make install.fns
Or alternatively, you can install all the above with the command:
make install
-"make" will only move the info files into the info directory.
-You will have to edit the topmost node of the info tree "dir" manually
-in order to have the zsh info files available to your info reader.
+To install the zsh info files (this must be done separately), do the
+ make
+If the programme install-info is available, "make" will
+insert an entry in the file "dir" in the same directory as the info
+files. Otherwise you will have to edit the topmost node of the info
+tree "dir" manually in order to have the zsh info files available to
+your info reader.
Building Zsh On Additional Architectures
@@ -148,6 +208,11 @@ source code in the directory that "configure" is in. For example,
Memory Routines
@@ -198,6 +263,86 @@ Any startup/shutdown script can be disabled by giving the
--disable-scriptname option to "configure". The --disable-etcdir option
disables all startup/shutdown files which are not explicitely enabled.
+Shell functions
+By default, the shell functions which are installed with `make install' or
+`make install.fns' go into the directory ${datadir}/zsh/functions, which
+unless you have specified --datadir is the same as
+${prefix}/share/zsh/$ZSH_VERSION/functions ($prefix itself defaults to
+/usr/local, as described below). This directory will also be compiled into
+the shell as the default directory for the variable $fpath/$FPATH. You can
+override it with --enable-fndir=directory; --disable-fndir or
+--enable-fndir=no will turn off both installation of functions and the
+setting of a default value for $fpath/$FPATH. Note the presence of
+$ZSH_VERSION (e.g. `3.1.7') to avoid clashes between versions of zsh.
+If you only run one version of zsh at once, installing into a common
+directory such as /usr/local/share/zsh/functions is fine.
+You can control the functions which get installed by setting
+FUNCTIONS_INSTALL, either when running configure (e.g.
+`FUNCTIONS_INSTALL="..." configure ...') or when running `make install' or
+`make install.fns'. It includes a list of files relative to either the
+Completion or Functions subdirectories. By default, all the functions for
+the Completion system will be installed (see the zshcompsys manual page),
+plus those provide functions for the line editor, i.e.
+ FUNCTIONS_INSTALL='Core/* Base/* Builtins/* User/* Commands/* Debian/* Linux/* X/* Zle/* Prompts/* Misc/*'
+and if the --enable-dynamic option was given, the functions in
+Functions/Zftp, which require the zftp module to be available (see the
+zshzftpsys manual page), will be included as well. Note, however, that
+some of the functions in the User subdirectory are version- and
+There are also some miscellaneous functions with documentation in comments;
+the complete set of functions can be installed with
+ FUNCTIONS_INSTALL='Core/* Base/* Builtins/* User/* Commands/* \
+ Debian/* Linux/* X/* Misc/* Zftp/* Zle/*'
+Note you should set this by hand to include `Zftp/*' if you have zftp
+compiled into a statically linked shell.
+You can also use the configure option --enable-function-subdirs to allow
+shell functions to be installed into subdirectories of the function
+directory, i.e. `Core/*' files will be installed into `FNDIR/Core', and so
+on. This also initialises $fpath/$FPATH appropriately.
+The option --enable-site-fndir controls whether to create and initialise
+$fpath to include a directory for site-specific functions. By default this
+is created in the location ${datadir}/zsh/site-functions, i.e. parallel to
+the version-specific functions directory, and inserted at the start of the
+$fpath array on shell startup. This directory will not be affected by
+`make uninstall' or `make uninstall.fns', although the version-specific
+directory and its contents will be deleted.
+Support for large files and integers
+Some 32-bit systems allow special compilation modes to get around the 2GB
+file size barrier. The option --enable-lfs turns on the configure check
+for support for large files. This is now enabled by default; use
+--disable-lfs to turn it off. Not all systems recognize the test used by
+zsh (via the getconf command), so flags may need to be set by hand. On
+HP-UX 10.20, zsh has been successfully compiled with large file support by
+configuring with
+ CC="cc -Ae" CPPFLAGS="-D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE64" configure \
+ --enable-lfs ...
+You can also give a value to --enable-lfs, which will be interpreted as the
+name of a 64-bit integer type, for example --enable-lfs="long long"
+(although this type is checked for anyway).
+Furthermore, use of --enable-lfs will also enable 64-bit arithmetic for
+shell parameters, and anywhere they are used such as in mathematical
+formulae. This depends only on the shell finding a suitable 64-bit integer
+type; it does not require that support for large files is actually
+enabled. Hence you might consider using --enable-lfs on any 32-bit system
+with a suitable compiler such as gcc.
+Also note that if `configure' finds out that either of the types off_t or
+ino_t are 64-bit quantities, but that long integers are only 32 bits, all
+the above will be enabled automatically. This is necessary to ensure
+correct handling of these types.
+None of this is relevant for 64-bit systems; zsh should compile and run
+without problems if (sizeof(long) == 8).
Options For Configure
@@ -239,4 +384,10 @@ Features:
zlogin=pathname # the full pathname of the global zlogin script
zprofile=pathname # the full pathname of the global zprofile script
zlogout=pathname # the full pathname of the global zlogout script
+ fndir=directory # the directory where shell functions will go
+ site-fndir=directory# the directory where site-specific functions can go
+ function-subdirs # if functions will be installed into subdirectories
+ omit-modules=mod1,..# don't compile nor install the modules named mod1,...
dynamic # allow dynamically loaded binary modules
+ lfs # allow configure check for large files
+ locale # allow use of locale library

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