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   This manual is for GNU Autoconf (version 2.59, 5 November 2003), a
package for creating scripts to configure source code packages using
templates and an M4 macro package.
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The GNU Build System
Making `configure' Scripts
Writing `'
Initialization and Output Files
Substitutions in Makefiles
Configuration Header Files
Existing Tests
Common Behavior
Alternative Programs
Library Functions
Header Files
Compilers and Preprocessors
Writing Tests
Writing Test Programs
Results of Tests
Caching Results
Programming in M4
M4 Quotation
Using `autom4te'
Programming in M4sugar
Writing Autoconf Macros
Dependencies Between Macros
Portable Shell Programming
Manual Configuration
Site Configuration
Transforming Program Names When Installing
Running `configure' Scripts
Obsolete Constructs
Upgrading From Version 1
Upgrading From Version 2.13
Generating Test Suites with Autotest
Using an Autotest Test Suite
Frequent Autoconf Questions, with answers
History of Autoconf
Copying This Manual