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6.1 Building

The simplest use of the build system, after you have configured it by running ‘./configure’, is to run ‘make’. This causes all derived objects to be created, for example any executable programs. See Supported objects.

You may also build particular programs only by giving the name of it to make. For example, if you have a program prog in your project, you may build it by running ‘make prog’.

In general, you can build any file that the build system knows about by giving its name to make. For example, you can tell make to convert a source file source.c into an object file source.o by running ‘make source.o’.