5.20. Grep-2.5.1a

The Grep package contains programs for searching through files.

Approximate build time: 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 4.5 MB
Installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Gettext, Glibc, Make, Sed, and Texinfo

5.20.1. Installation of Grep

Prepare Grep for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools \

The meaning of the configure options:


This ensures that the grep program does not get linked against a Perl Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library that may be present on the host but will not be available once we enter the chroot environment.

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.44.2, “Contents of Grep.”