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NAME

autoreconf - Update generated configuration files

SYNOPSIS

autoreconf [OPTION] ... [CONFIGURE-AC or DIRECTORY] ...

DESCRIPTION

Run ‘autoconf’ (and ‘autoheader’, ‘aclocal’, ‘automake’, ‘autopoint’ (formerly ‘gettextize’), and ‘libtoolize’ where appropriate) repeatedly to remake the GNU Build System files in the DIRECTORIES or the directory trees driven by CONFIGURE-AC (defaulting to ‘.’).

By default, it only remakes those files that are older than their predecessors. If you install new versions of the GNU Build System, running ‘autoreconf’ remakes all of the files by giving it the ‘--force’ option.

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
-i, --install
  copy missing auxiliary files
-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:

TagDescription
‘cross’
  cross compilation issues
‘gnu’ GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)
‘obsolete’
  obsolete features or constructions
‘override’
  user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables
‘portability’
  portability issues
‘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:

TagDescription
-B, --prepend-include=DIR
  prepend directory DIR to search path
-I, --include=DIR
  append directory DIR to search path
The environment variables AUTOCONF, AUTOHEADER, AUTOMAKE, ACLOCAL, AUTOPOINT, LIBTOOLIZE are honored.

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 autoreconf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and autoreconf programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info autoreconf
should give you access to the complete manual.
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