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.
DocumentationUser manual available in HTML, PDF, Info, ASCII, TeX dvi, PostScript, TeXinfo from http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf.html
This is a GNU package:autoconf
released on 24 April 2012
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2 with exception||Kelly Hopkins||24 September 2010|
|GPLv3orlater with exception||Kelly Hopkins||24 September 2010|
|GPLv2orlater||Kelly Hopkins||24 September 2010|
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|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|
|Required to build||GNU M4 1.4.6 (1.4.13 recommended)|
|Required to use||GNU M4 1.4.6 (1.4.13 recommended)|
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