Doxygen.hpp File Reference

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Detailed Description

Documentation on how to build Doxygen.

Installing Doxygen

On the purpose of Doxygen

Doxygen is a program to extract documentation from program sources. We use it for the documentation of C and C++ code as well as for the plans and docus.

What the installation yields

  • Two executables
    1. The doxygen program:
      • Main usage: Takes as input a file with configuration settings, and produces a directory with html-pages.
      • Can also produce a configuration-file template.
      • And can update a configuration file.
    2. The doxytag program (for index-creation).
  • Documentation

The OKlibrary build system provides a link to the doxyen-documentation, and administrates a doxygen-configuration file.

Current state of installation

  • Recommended version =
  • Paths to the two executables:
    1. doxygen-program call = /home/csoliver/OKplatform/ExternalSources/Installations/Doxygen/
    2. doxytag-program call = /home/csoliver/OKplatform/ExternalSources/Installations/Doxygen/
  • ready: YES
    • location = /home/csoliver/OKplatform/ExternalSources/Installations/Doxygen/
    • version =
  • Documentation: /home/csoliver/OKplatform/system_directories/doc/internet_html/doc/doc/Doxygen/
  • Doxygen-configuration file:
    1. Template: /home/csoliver/OKplatform/.oklib/Configuration/Html/Doxyfile
    2. Preprocessed configuration file: /home/csoliver/OKplatform/system_directories/aux/Doxyfile
  • Output log-file (error messages only): /home/csoliver/OKplatform/system_directories/log/DoxygenErrorMessages

How to install


  • gcc is needed (as for many packages).
  • Qt library (often already installed).

Make targets

doxygen Calls sub-targets doxygen_base and doxygen_links
doxygen_base Build the recommended version of doxygen, using the system-gcc.
doxygen_links For local installation, creates links in the public bin-directory.
cleanalldoxygen Remove build, installation and documentation directory.


  • Local versus system-wide installation:
    1. The default is local installation.
    2. Set variable doxygen_default_install_okl to value "system" to switch.
  • To install a different version, set variable doxygen_recommended_version_number_okl accordingly.

Definition in file Doxygen.hpp.