Build Functions Reference

The following functions, which are all provided by, are useful during the unpack and compile stages.

Function Details
unpack archives Unpack the specified archives.
econf args Wrapper for ./configure. Passes on all args. Will abort (via die) should configure fail.
emake args Wrapper for make. Passes on all args.
einstall args Wrapper for emake install, only to be used if emake DESTDIR="${D}" is unsuitable. Note: Banned in EAPI 6.