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The purpose of libfixposix is to offer replacements for parts of POSIX whose behaviour is inconsistent across *NIX flavours.

  • Compilation

If you've downloaded this library through git, you'll first need to generate the ./configure script; in order to do that you need to have at least autoconf-2.67, automake-1.10, libtool-2.2.6b, pkg-config and check (for the test suite: see then run this inside the top directory:

autoreconf -i -f

For best results use a dedicated build directory instead of running the configure script directly in the source tree:

mkdir build ; cd build ../libfixposix/configure make make install

On Linux, you might need to run «ldconfig» as superuser after installing, otherwise the *nix linker won't be able to find the library

  • Installation through distro repositories

For a certain number of Linux distributions, there are officially supported repositories. You can find the instructions to configure the binary repository at Just click on your distribution, if present. also has a set of older instructions about installing on Debian-based distros.

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