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10 Installing Bash

This chapter provides basic instructions for installing Bash on the
various supported platforms.  The distribution supports the GNU
operating systems, nearly every version of Unix, and several non-Unix
systems such as BeOS and Interix.  Other independent ports exist for
MS-DOS, OS/2, and Windows platforms.

* 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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