autoreconf - Man Page

Update generated configuration files

Synopsis

autoreconf [OPTION]... [DIRECTORY]...

Description

Run 'autoconf' and, when needed, 'aclocal', 'autoheader', 'automake', 'autopoint' (formerly 'gettextize'), 'libtoolize', 'intltoolize', and 'gtkdocize' to regenerate the GNU Build System files in specified DIRECTORIES and their subdirectories (defaulting to '.').

By default, it only remakes those files that are older than their sources.  If you install new versions of the GNU Build System, you can make 'autoreconf' remake all of the files by giving it the '--force' option.

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 generated and standard files obsolete

-i,  --install

copy missing standard auxiliary files

--no-recursive

don't rebuild sub-packages

-s,  --symlink

with -i, install symbolic links instead of copies

-m,  --make

when applicable, re-run ./configure && make

-W,  --warnings=CATEGORY

report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [syntax]

Warning categories include

cross

cross compilation issues

gnu

GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)

obsolete

obsolete features or constructions (default)

override

user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables

portability

portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)

portability-recursive

nested Make variables (default with -Wportability)

extra-portability

extra portability issues related to obscure tools

syntax

dubious syntactic constructs (default)

unsupported

unsupported or incomplete features (default)

all

all the warnings

no-CATEGORY

turn off warnings in CATEGORY

none

turn off all the warnings

error

treat warnings as errors

The environment variable 'WARNINGS' is honored.  Some subtools might support other warning types, using 'all' is encouraged.

Library directories

-B,  --prepend-include=DIR

prepend directory DIR to search path

-I,  --include=DIR

append directory DIR to search path

The environment variables AUTOCONF, ACLOCAL, AUTOHEADER, AUTOM4TE, AUTOMAKE, AUTOPOINT, GTKDOCIZE, INTLTOOLIZE, LIBTOOLIZE, M4, and MAKE are honored.

Author

Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

Reporting Bugs

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

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

info autoreconf

should give you access to the complete manual.

Referenced By

autoconf(1), autoheader(1), autom4te(1), autoscan(1), autoupdate(1), dh_autoreconf(1), ifnames(1), mate-autogen(1), mm-common-prepare(1).

January 2021 GNU Autoconf 2.71