5.20. Diffutils-3.5

The Diffutils package contains programs that show the differences between files or directories.

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU
Required disk space: 22 MB

5.20.1. Installation of Diffutils

First, fix some errors in the included gnulib code:

sed -i '233,237 s/max)/max) \\/' lib/intprops.h

Prepare Diffutils for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools

Compile the package:


Compilation is now complete. As discussed earlier, running the test suite is not mandatory for the temporary tools here in this chapter. To run the Diffutils test suite anyway, issue the following command:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.52.2, “Contents of Diffutils.”