allegro-config - script to get information about the installed version
allegro-config [--prefix[=DIR]] [--exec-prefix[=DIR]] [--version]
[--libs] [--cflags] [--static] [--shared] [--env]
allegro-config is a tool that is used to configure to determine the
compiler and linker flags that should be used to compile and link
programs that use the Allegro library. It is intended to be used on
Unix systems instead of the simple "-lalleg" call.
gcc -o mygame mygame.o `allegro-config --libs`
allegro-config will insert arguments needed to link into the command
allegro-config accepts the following options:
Print the currently installed version of Allegro on the
--libs Print the linker flags that are necessary to link an Allegro
Print the compiler flags that are necessary to compile an
If specified, use PREFIX instead of the installation prefix
that Allegro was built with when computing the output for the
--cflags and --libs options. This option is also used for the
exec prefix if --exec-prefix was not specified. This option
must be specified before any --libs or --cflags options.
If specified, use PREFIX instead of the installation exec
prefix that Allegro was built with when computing the output
for the --cflags and --libs options. This option must be
specified before any --libs or --cflags options.
Like --libs, but always print the linker flags needed to get a
statically linked executable.
Like --libs, but always print the linker flags needed to get an
executable linked against shared libs.
--env Print some needed environment variables in the way needed in
shell scripts. Output may be loaded into your environment using
BASH#> eval `allegro-config --env`
release This will use the optimized Allegro library which you should
use when you are compiling for a release.
debug This will add extra debug info into your programs, useful to
find out where your program crashed or simply to debug it
(names of functions are seen). You may choose this option while
developing a program.
profile This may be used when you want to profile your program - i.e.
measure the speeds of various function calls.
The allegro info entry
This manual page was written by Eduard Bloch
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
by others). It is heavily based on a similar manpage for gtk-config,
written by Owen Taylor. His notice:
Copyright (C) 1998 Owen Taylor
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
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