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dh_auto_configure - automatically configure a package prior to building

DH_AUTO_CONFIGURE(1) Debhelper DH_AUTO_CONFIGURE(1)

NAME

dh_auto_configure - automatically configure a package prior to building

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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 anything.
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

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

debhelper(7)
This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
2017-10-26 10.10.5