In most cases it shouldn't be necessary to configure anything before building.
If you do want to make configuration changes, it is recommended that
you start by going to the
xc/config/cf directory, and copying
host.def. Then read through
host.def file (which is heavily commented), and set any
parameters that you want for your configuration. You can usually find
out what the default settings are by checking the
relevant to your OS.
A general rule to follow is to only change things that you understand
and have a good reason to change. It is easy to create build problems
by changing the default configuration. Many of the configuration
parameters are documented in
If you are using just the
X430src-3.tgz parts of
the source dist, you will need to define BuildFonts to