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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:

TagDescription
-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:

TagDescription
‘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:

TagDescription
-B, --prepend-include=DIR
  prepend directory DIR to search path
-I, --include=DIR
  append directory DIR to search path

Tracing:

TagDescription
-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 © 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

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
TagDescription
info autoconf
should give you access to the complete manual.
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