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Table of contents

• introduction to autoconf

• downloading autoconf

• documentation

• autoconf mailing lists

• related software

• report a bug

• maintainers

• autoconf humor

Introduction to autoconf

Autoconf is an extensible package of M4 macros that produce shell

Scripts to automatically configure software source code packages.

These scripts can adapt the packages to many kinds of UNIX-like

Systems without manual user intervention. Autoconf creates a

Configuration script for a package from a template file that lists the

Operating system features that the package can use, in the form of M4

Macro calls.

Producing configuration scripts using autoconf

Requires GNU M4. You should

Install GNU M4 (at least version 1.4.6, although 1.4.13 or later is

Recommended) before configuring autoconf,

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Scripts produced by autoconf are self-contained, so their users do not

Need to have autoconf (or GNU M4).

Downloading autoconf

GNU autoconf releases can be found on


[via http] and


[via FTP].

It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.

You can also order a CD-ROM from the FSF

Or use other methods

To obtain a copy.

Third party macros can be downloaded from the

Autoconf macro archive.

Alpha/beta releases of autoconf can be found in

Ftp://alpha.Gnu.Org/pub/gnu/autoconf/, and the latest

In-development sources for autoconf can always be fetched through git,

Using either of: git clone git://git.Sv.Gnu.Org/autoconf

Git clone http://git.Sv.Gnu.Org/r/autoconf.Git

You can also

View the git

Tree on the web.

Alternatively, there is a read-only CVS mirror here: cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@pserver.Git.Sv.Gnu.Org:/autoconf.Git \

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Co -d autoconf HEAD

DO NOT use autoconf sources from these locations for production use.

Snapshot tarballs of development sources for autoconf can be found at



DO NOT use autoconf sources from these locations for production use.


Autoconf documentation can be found in several formats at


You may also find more information about autoconf by looking at your

Local documentation. For example, you might try looking in

/usr/share/doc/autoconf/, or use info autoconf at the shell


Mailing lists

Autoconf has several moderated mailing lists, each with an archive.

For general autoconf discussions, use


Please remember that development of GNU autoconf is a volunteer effort, and

You can also contribute to its development.Bitcoin exchange value for information about

Contributing to the GNU project, please read how to

Help GNU.

Email bug reports to


For more information on submitting bugs, please see the

Section report a bug below.

If you have a patch for a bug in autoconf that hasn’t yet been fixed

In the latest git sources of autoconf, please send the patch (made for

The git sources, not the release sources) to


You can subscribe to any GNU mailing list via the web as described

Below. Or you can send an empty mail with a subject: header line of

Just subscribe to the relevant -request list. For example, to

Subscribe yourself to the bug-autoconf list, you would

Send mail to

With no body and a subject: header line of just subscribe.

It has been necessary to moderate the GNU autoconf mailing lists to

Prevent the flood of spam.Bitcoin exchange value postings to the lists are held for release by

The list moderator. Sometimes the moderators are unavailable for

Brief periods of time. Please be patient when posting. If you

Don’t see the message in the list archive then it did not get posted.


The low-volume mailing list

Autotools-announce contains all announcements about autoconf and a

Few other related projects. Important announcements about autoconf and

Most other GNU software in general are also made on the

Info-gnu list.

Related software

Autoconf is often used together with the following software systems:

• GNU M4 is a prerequisite for autoconf.

• perl is a prerequisite for autoconf.

• GNU automake uses autoconf.

• GNU libtool also uses autoconf.

Report a bug

If you think you have found a bug in GNU autoconf, then please send as

Complete a report as possible to

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. An easy way to collect all the

Required information, such as platform and compiler, is to

Run make check, and include the resulting

File tests/testsuite.Log to your report. Disagreements

Between the manual and the code are also bugs.


GNU autoconf is maintained by several developers, including paul

Eggert and eric blake


Contributors are listed on the



Autoconf humor

For a more light-hearted look at autoconf, you may be interested in these

Alternate renderings of prior versions of this web page.

• sweedish (chef)

• latin (pig)

You may also be interested in this


Report, asking why autoconf bothers to mark generated scripts as