dh_auto_configure(1) — Linux manual page


DH_AUTO_CONFIGURE(1)            Debhelper           DH_AUTO_CONFIGURE(1)

NAME         top

       dh_auto_configure - automatically configure a package prior to

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_auto_configure [build system options] [debhelper options]
       [-- params]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_auto_configure is a debhelper program that tries to
       automatically configure a package prior to building. It does so
       by running the appropriate command for the build system it
       detects the package uses.  For example, it looks for and runs a
       ./configure script, Makefile.PL, Build.PL, or cmake. A standard
       set of parameters is determined and passed to the program that is
       run. Some build systems, such as make, do not need a configure
       step; for these dh_auto_configure will exit without doing

       This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't
       work, you're encouraged to skip using dh_auto_configure at all,
       and just run ./configure or its equivalent manually.

OPTIONS         top

       See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS" in debhelper(7) for a list of common
       build system selection and control options.

       -- params
           Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters
           that dh_auto_configure usually passes. For example:

             dh_auto_configure -- --with-foo --enable-bar

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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