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|Short description=Produces shell scripts which automatically configure source code
 
|Short description=Produces shell scripts which automatically configure source code
 
|Full description=Extensible package of m4 macros that produce portable shell scripts to automatically configure software source code packages. These scripts can adapt the packages to many kinds of UNIX-like systems with minimal manual user intervention. Autoconf requires GNU M4. You must install GNU M4 1.4.5 or later before configuring Autoconf, so that Autoconf's configure script can find it. The configuration scripts produced by Autoconf are self-contained, so their users do not need to have Autoconf or GNU M4 installed.
 
|Full description=Extensible package of m4 macros that produce portable shell scripts to automatically configure software source code packages. These scripts can adapt the packages to many kinds of UNIX-like systems with minimal manual user intervention. Autoconf requires GNU M4. You must install GNU M4 1.4.5 or later before configuring Autoconf, so that Autoconf's configure script can find it. The configuration scripts produced by Autoconf are self-contained, so their users do not need to have Autoconf or GNU M4 installed.
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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|VCS checkout command=http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=autoconf.git;a=summary
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|Computer languages=Shell script,Perl,M4
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|Documentation note=User manual available in HTML, PDF, Info, ASCII, TeX dvi, PostScript, TeXinfo from http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf.html
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|Related projects=Automake,Buildtool,FireMake,libtool,make,mfg,pkg-config,PMK,rpsl,Gcal
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|Keywords=configuration,source code,scripts,autoconf,m4
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|Version identifier=2.68
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|Version date=2010-09-23
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/autoconf/autoconf-2.68.tar.bz2
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2010-06-07
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=2.67
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|Is GNU=Yes
|Version date=2010-08-02
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|GNU package identifier=autoconf
|Version status=stable
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|License verified date=2010-09-24
|Version download=http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/autoconf/autoconf-2.67.tar.bz2
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|License verified date=2010-08-10
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|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
 
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|License verified date=2010-09-24
 
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{{Person
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|Real name=Autoconf Committee
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=autoconf@gnu.org
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|Real name=Eric Blake
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|Email=eblake@redhat.com
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|Real name=Karl Berry
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/autoconf/
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:autoconf@gnu.org
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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Revision as of 16:55, 12 October 2012

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Autoconf

https://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf
Extensible package of m4 macros that produce portable shell scripts to automatically configure software source code packages. These scripts can adapt the packages to many kinds of UNIX-like systems with minimal manual user intervention. Autoconf requires GNU M4. You must install GNU M4 1.4.5 or later before configuring Autoconf, so that Autoconf's configure script can find it. The configuration scripts produced by Autoconf are self-contained, so their users do not need to have Autoconf or GNU M4 installed.

Documentation

User manual available in HTML, PDF, Info, ASCII, TeX dvi, PostScript, TeXinfo from http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf.html

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:autoconf

Download

Download version 2.69 (stable)
released on 24 April 2012

VCS Checkout

Categories

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins24 September 2010
GPLv2 with exceptionKelly Hopkins24 September 2010
GPLv3orlater with exceptionKelly Hopkins24 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Autoconf Committee Maintainer
Eric Blake Developer
Karl BerryDeveloper


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer E-mail mailto:autoconf@gnu.org
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-autoconf@gnu.org
Bug Tracking Mailing List Info/Archive http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-autoconf/
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/autoconf.git


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Perl
Required to use GNU M4 1.4.6 (1.4.13 recommended)
Required to build GNU M4 1.4.6 (1.4.13 recommended)

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