The module is used to compile an executable program from a set of source files. The module provides built-in support for sources in the following languages:
  • C (*.c)
  • C++ (*.cc or *.cpp)
  • Objective C (*.m)
  • Assembler (*.asm)
  • Lex (*.l)
  • Yacc (*.y)

${PROG} Compile/link the ${PROG} executable from the specified source files.
${PROG_PREFIX} Prepend string to installed executable name.
${PROG_SUFFIX} Append string to installed executable name.
${PROG_TRANSFORM} Apply sed expression to installed executable name.
${GMONOUT} Compile/link a profiled version of ${PROG}.
clean-prog Clean up object and executable files.
cleandir-prog Clean up for packaging.
install-prog Install program to the target installation directory (see
deinstall-prog Uninstall program from the installation directory.

PROG Filename of target executable. Platform-specific transforms may be applied to the name.
PROG_TYPE Type of application. Set to CLI for a command-line utility, GUI for a graphical interface and DAEMON for a server program. Defaults to CLI. The interpretation of this setting is platform-specific. On the Windows platform, this instructs the compiler to select the appropriate PE header subsystem.
BINDIR Target installation directory for executables (usually set by configure).
PROG_INSTALL If set to Yes, the install target will install the program, otherwise it will be a no-op. Defaults to Yes.
PROG_GUID A Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for the program. Exact interpretation is platform-specific.
GMONOUT Output filename for profiled version of the program.
CC Compiler for C, C++ and Objective C sources. Defaults to cc.
CFLAGS Compiler flags for C sources. Defaults to -O2 -g.
CXXFLAGS Compiler flags for C++ sources. Defaults to " . "
OBJCFLAGS Compiler flags for Objective C sources. Defaults to ${CFLAGS}.
CPPFLAGS Compiler preprocessor flags, for sources in all languages featuring a C preprocessor.
ASM Compiler for assembler sources. Defaults to nasm.
ASMFLAGS Compiler flags for assembler. Defaults to -g -w-orphan-labels.
LEX Path to the lex lexical analyzer generator.
YACC Path to the yacc parser generator.
LFLAGS Options for lex, defaults to " . "
YFLAGS Options for yacc, defaults to -d.
LIBL Libraries to use for Lex lexers. Defaults to -ll.
WINDRES (Specific to the win32 platform) Path to the windres utility, which generates windows resource files.
WINRES (Specific to the win32 platform) Resource file to use with windres.
DATAFILES List of data files to install into ${DATADIR}. The files must have been generated from the build process (i.e., if using a separate build with --srcdir, the specified files must exist in the build directory).
DATAFILES_SRC Files to install into ${DATADIR}. This variable is handled similarly to DATAFILES, except that the specified files must exist in the source directory.
CONFDIR System-wide configuration files will be installed into this directory. It is usually set relative to ${SYSCONFDIR}, for example ${SYSCONFDIR}/MyApplication.
CONF List of configuration files to install into ${CONFDIR}. Note that the install target will not override existing configuration files, instead it will output a The following configuration files have been preserved message.
CONF_OVERWRITE Overwrite any existing configuration file on installation. Default is "No".


HISTORY first appeared in BSDBuild 1.0.

BSDBuild is based on the 4.4BSD build system.