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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 variables `M4' and `WARNINGS' are 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[:FORMAT]
report the list of calls to MACRO
-i, --initialization
also trace Autoconf's initialization process

In tracing mode, no configuration script is created. FORMAT defaults to `$f:$l:$n:$%'; see `autom4te --help' for information about FORMAT.

Author

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-autoconf@gnu.org>.
GNU Autoconf home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/>.
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>.

See Also

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

Referenced By

autoheader(1), autom4te(1), autoreconf(1), autoscan(1), autoupdate(1), config.guess(1), config.sub(1), daemon(7), ifnames(1), mate-autogen(1), ocaml.m4(1), pcap.3pcap(3), root-config(1), time(1).

March 2012 GNU Autoconf 2.68b User Commands