***** BUILDING: This program's build procedure is fairly standard. Try: ./configure make make install Options to the configure script are up to you. For details, run: ./configure --help Please report build problems at: http://sourceforge.net/bugs/?func=addbug&group_id=4664 (yes, even non-Linux problems). ***** TIPS AND PROBLEMS: - Try to use flex as the lexical analyzer. The lex scanner is now separated from the flex version to allow the flex scanner to be optimized. It's also a lot harder to diagnose and debug problems without having full access to the particular platform and its version of lex being used. flex is available everywhere --- AT&T lex is not. - On Solaris, the native lex fails to catch our redefinition of YYLMAX early enough, which leads to possible buffer overflows. - On Linux systems (and possibly others) configure may fail if lex is a synomyn for flex. To fix, do the following: make distclean ./configure --with-flex make - On HP-UX several problems exist when using configure. Try the following to solve this: CFLAGS='-Ae -DYYCHAR_ARRAY' CURSES_LIBS=-lHcurses ./configure - On Tru64, formerly known as Digital Unix, formerly known as DEC OSF/1, the system-supplied libcurses causes cscope to terminate itself immediately as it comes back to foreground after being suspended by the user (Ctrl-Z). Using GNU Ncurses instead of OSF1 curses works around the problem. According to the lynx and ncurses people, this is a design problem of curses vs. signal handling, at the heart of it. - Solaris 2.8 on Intel hardware may not work using the vendor's curses implementation. Using the free NCurses should help. - Some ancient Unix filesytems supported only 14 characters in filenames. cscope no longer cares for that by default. If you want to run it on such a system, #define the macro SHORT_NAMES_ONLY manually (there's a definition in global.h you can uncomment). Browse to http://cscope.sourceforge.net for more current information, like reported bugs whose solutions haven't been put into this source distribution yet.