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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       autoconf - creates scripts to configure source code packages using templates

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       autoconf [ --help | -h ] [ --version | -V  ]  [	--verbose  |  -v  ]  [
       --debug	|  -d  ] [ --autoconf-dir=dir | -A dir ] [ --localdir=dir | -l
       dir ] [ --output=file | -o file ] [ --warnings=category | -W category ]
       [  --trace=macro[:format] | -t macro[:format] ] [ --initialization | -i
       ]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       To create configure from configure.in, run the autoconf program with no
       arguments.   autoconf  processes configure.ac with the m4 macro processor,
 using the Autoconf macros.	If you give autoconf an  argument,  it
       reads  that  file  instead of configure.ac and writes the configuration
       script to the standard output instead of to  configure.	 If  you  give
       autoconf the argument -, it reads the standard input instead of config-
       ure.ac and writes the configuration script on the standard output.

       The Autoconf macros are defined in several files.  Some	of  the  files
       are  distributed  with  Autoconf;  autoconf  reads them first.  Then it
       looks for the optional file acsite.m4 in the  directory	that  contains
       the  distributed  Autoconf macro files, and for the optional file aclo-
       cal.m4 in the current directory.  Those files can contain  your	site's
       or the package's own Autoconf macro definitions.  If a macro is defined
       in more than one of the files that autoconf reads, the last  definition
       it reads overrides the earlier ones.


       autoconf accepts the following options:

       --help

       -h     Print a summary of the command line options and exit.

       --version

       -V     Print the version number of Autoconf and exit.

       --verbose

       -v     Report processing steps.

       --debug

       -d     Don't remove the temporary files.

       --autoconf-dir=dir

       -A dir Look  for  the  installed macro files in directory dir.  You can
	      also set the AC_MACRODIR environment variable  to  a  directory;
	      this option overrides the environment variable.

       --localdir=dir

       -l dir Look for the package file aclocal.m4 in directory dir instead of
	      in the current directory.

       --output=file

       -o file
	      Save output (script or trace) to file.  The file	-  stands  for
	      the standard output.

       --warnings=category

       -W category
	      Report the warnings related to category (which can actually be a
	      comma separated list).  Special values for category include  all
	      to report all warnings, none to report no warnings, and error to
	      treat warnings as errors.  See the Texinfo documentation	for  a
	      list of categories and additional information.

       --trace=macro[:format]

       -t macro[:format]
	      Do  not create the configure script, but list the calls to macro
	      according to the Iformat.  Multiple  --trace  arguments  can  be
	      used  to	list several macros.  Multiple --trace arguments for a
	      single macro are not cumulative; instead, you should  just  make
	      format as long as needed.

       The  format  is a regular string, with newlines if desired, and several
       special escape codes.  It defaults to $f:$l:$n:$%; see the Texinfo documentation
 for details.

       --initialization

       -i     By  default,  --trace  does  not trace the initialization of the
	      Autoconf macros  (typically  the	AC_DEFUN  definitions).   This
	      results  in  a  noticeable  speedup, but can be disabled by this
	      option.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
       autoheader(1), autoreconf(1), autoscan(1), autoupdate(1), ifnames(1)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       David MacKenzie, with help from Franc,ois Pinard, Karl  Berry,  Richard
       Pixley, Ian Lance Taylor, Roland McGrath, Noah Friedman, David D. Zuhn,
       and  many  others.   This  manpage  written  by	 Ben   Pfaff   <pfaffben@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux autoconf package.



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