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Name

autoconf - Generate configuration scripts

Synopsis

autoconf [OPTION] ... [TEMPLATE-FILE]

Description

Generate a configuration script from a TEMPLATE-FILE if given, or ‘configure.ac’ if present, or else ‘configure.in’. Output is sent to the standard output if TEMPLATE-FILE is given, else into ‘configure’.

Operation modes:
-h, --help
print this help, then exit

-V, --version
print version number, then exit

-v, --verbose
verbosely report processing

-d, --debug
don’t remove temporary files

-f, --force
consider all files obsolete

-o, --output=FILE
save output in FILE (stdout is the default)

-W, --warnings=CATEGORY
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [syntax]

Warning categories include:
‘cross’
cross compilation issues

‘obsolete’
obsolete constructs

‘syntax’
dubious syntactic constructs

‘all’ all the warnings

‘no-CATEGORY’
turn off the warnings on CATEGORY

‘none’ turn off all the warnings

‘error’
warnings are error

The environment variable ‘WARNINGS’ is honored.

Library directories:
-B, --prepend-include=DIR
prepend directory DIR to search path

-I, --include=DIR
append directory DIR to search path

Tracing:
-t, --trace=MACRO
report the list of calls to MACRO

-i, --initialization
also trace Autoconf’s initialization process

In tracing mode, no configuration script is created.

Author

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-autoconf@gnu.org>.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See Also

autoconf(1) , automake(1) , autoreconf(1) , autoupdate(1) , autoheader(1) , autoscan(1) , config.guess(1) , config.sub(1) , ifnames(1) , libtool(1) .

The full documentation for autoconf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and autoconf programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info autoconf

should give you access to the complete manual.


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