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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

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

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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/>.
General help using GNU software: <https://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+/Autoconf: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>, <https://gnu.org/licenses/exceptions.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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.

January 2021 GNU Autoconf 2.71