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GNU Autoconf
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Tags: gnu testing tools build gnu-build-system development build-tools m4 configuration
GNU Autoconf is part of the GNU Build System.

GNU Autoconf is a heavily used portability-enabling tool for UNIX-like systems, especially in free software projects. It is a compiler for a domain-specific-language for describing library, header, and function dependencies of a project. It generates a shell script that can be run before building a package to customize the build to the system.