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autoconf

(software, tool)
The GNU project's tool that configures a source code distribution to compile and run on a different platform.

Among open source hackers, a mere running binary of a program is not considered a full release; what's interesting is a source tree that can be built into binaries using standard tools. Since the mid-1990s, autoconf, automake, and libtools have been the standard way to make a distribution portable so that it can be built on multiple operating systems without change.
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apt-get install wget git-core unzip make gcc g++ build-essential subversion sed autoconf automake texi2html texinfo coreutils diffstat python-pysqlite2 docbook-utils libsdl1.
Qualitative Comparison of ID Based and current auto-configuration protocols ATTRIBUTE PROPOSED ID BASED IP BASED AUTOCONF AUTOCONF PROTOCOL PROTOCOLS IP Address Does not suffer from IP Suffer from IP address conflicts address conflicts due to conflicts of varying privately managed IP degrees especially during address maps.
Also recommended for programming collections is John Calcote's AUTOTOOLS: A PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO GNU AUTOCONF, AUTOMAKE, AND LIBTOOL (9781593272067, $44.
Autotools; a practitioner's guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool.
The autotools can add polish and help debug scripts, allow greater cross platform use, and how to make your own autoconf macros.
This guide shows how to install the open source GNU C compiler (GCC) on a Unix, Linux, DOS, or Windows system, describes the fundamentals of using GCC, introduces code optimization and GCC's code analysis capabilities, and discusses Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool.