How to run automake/autoconf?

Mike Frysinger vapier at
Thu Feb 17 05:49:33 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:01:53 Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2011-02-16, Dmitry V. Levin <ldv at> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 03:43:19PM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> >> I'm trying to build a git clone from yesterday, but I can't figure out
> >> how to run automake (1.11)/autoconf(2.65) in a way that generates a
> >> valid configure script.  Is there a recipe around somewhere that shows
> >> how to build from git sources?
> > 
> > Please have a look at make-dist script.  Of course it does a bit more
> > than required for regular needs, but you'll get the idea.
> Thanks.
> I searched for autoconf/automake/autoheader but forgot to search for
> autoreconf.

`autoreconf -f -i` tends to work for most autotooled projects.  assuming no 
project-specific quirks of course.
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