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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       autoreconf - update configure scripts

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       autoreconf  [  --help  |  -h  ] [ --version | -V ] [ --verbose | -v ] [
       --debug | -d ] [ --force | -f ] [ --install | -i ] [ --symlink | -s ] [
       --localdir=dir	|  -l  dir  ]  [  --autoconf-dir=dir  |  -A  dir  ]  [
       --m4-dir=dir | -M dir ] [ --cygnus ] [ --foreign ] [ --gnits ] [  --gnu
       ] [ --include-deps ]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       If  you have a lot of Autoconf-generated configure scripts, the autore-
       conf program can save you some work.  It runs autoconf (and autoheader,
       where  appropriate) repeatedly to remake the Autoconf configure scripts
       and configuration header templates in the directory tree rooted at  the
       current	directory.   By  default, it only remakes those files that are
       older than their configure.ac or (if present) aclocal.m4.  Since  auto-
       header  does  not  change  the timestamp of its output file if the file
       wouldn't be changing, this is not necessarily  the  minimum  amount  of
       work.   If  you install a new version of Autoconf, you can make autore-
       conf remake all of the files by giving it the --force option.

       If  you	give  autoreconf  the  --autoconf-dir=dir  or	--localdir=dir
       options,  it passes them down to autoconf and autoheader (with relative
       paths adjusted properly).

       autoreconf does not support having, in the same	directory  tree,  both
       directories  that are parts of a larger package (sharing aclocal.m4 and
       acconfig.h), and directories that are independent packages  (each  with
       their  own  aclocal.m4  and  acconfig.h).  It assumes that they are all
       part of the same package, if you use --localdir, or that each directory
       is  a  separate	package, if you don't use it.  This restriction may be
       removed in the future.

       autoreconf accepts the following options:


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


       -V     Print the version number of Autoconf and exit.

	      Print the name of each directory where autoreconf runs  autoconf
	      (and autoheader, if appropriate).


       -d     Don't remove the temporary files.


       -f     Remake even configure scripts and configuration headers that are
	      newer than their input  files  (configure.ac  and,  if  present,


       -i     Copy  missing  auxiliary	files.	 This option is similar to the
	      option --add-missing in automake.


       -s     Instead of copying missing  auxiliary  files,  install  symbolic


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


       -m 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.


       -M dir Specify location of additional macro files (m4 by default).





	      These options are recognized and passed through to automake.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       autoconf(1), autoheader(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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