(autoconf.info)The GNU Build System

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2 The GNU Build System

Autoconf solves an important problem--reliable discovery of
system-specific build and runtime information--but this is only one
piece of the puzzle for the development of portable software.  To this
end, the GNU project has developed a suite of integrated utilities to
finish the job Autoconf started: the GNU build system, whose most
important components are Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool.  In this
chapter, we introduce you to those tools, point you to sources of more
information, and try to convince you to use the entire GNU build system
for your software.

* Automake
Escaping makefile hell
* Gnulib
The GNU portability library
* Libtool
Building libraries portably
* Pointers
More info on the GNU build system

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