autotools-dev - Update infrastructure for config.{guess,sub} files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename autotools-dev_20150820.1_all.deb
Package name autotools-dev
Package version 20150820.1
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 38.84 KB
Installed size 151.00 KB
This package installs an up-to-date version of config.guess and
config.sub, used by the automake and libtool packages.  It provides
the canonical copy of those files for other packages as well.
It also documents in /usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz
best practices and guidelines for using autoconf, automake and
friends on Debian packages.  This is a must-read for any developers
packaging software that uses the GNU autotools, or GNU gettext.
Additionally this package provides seamless integration into Debhelper
or CDBS, allowing maintainers to easily update config.{guess,sub} files
in their packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
autotools-dev_20150820.1_all.deb 20150820.1 all Ubuntu Main
autotools-dev - - -


Type URL
Binary Package autotools-dev_20150820.1_all.deb
Source Package autotools-dev

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install autotools-dev deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install autotools-dev




2015-09-11 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20150820.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Sync to upstream git 2015-08-20
[commit c4d5b5f44eeb7646f248af948c036313769ba7b9]
+ config.guess: return x86_64-pc-linux-gnu instead of
+ Add support for a few new arches and cpus that run Linux.
2014-09-12 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20140911.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Sync to upstream git 2014-09-11
[commit 576c839acca0e082e536fd27568b90a446ce5b96]
+ Add support for the RISC-V ISA (riscv32, riscv64)
* Reword README.Debian to not use bad words (closes: #761291)
* debian/control: bump standards-version to 3.9.5 (no changes)
2014-05-10 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20140510.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Sync to upstream git 2014-05-10
[commit 5049811e672698aa2337bb27ede94e54c9174154]
+ Updates for some embedded Linux platforms such as openrisc/or1k
2013-08-10 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20130810.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Sync to upstream git 2013-08-10 (closes: #719272)
[commit 6ce9fc8a12ad86d2ab6a56694998905b5b75e490]
+ Add support for ppc64le, ppcle
2013-05-30 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20130515.1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Henrique de Moraes Holschuh ]
* Sync to upstream git 2013-05-15 (closes: #709748)
[commit 20f0b7ebd0a4b44c00f6ecff0115539768f26f48]
+ Switch license to GPLv3 with exception
+ Detect and use -uclibc suffix for uClibc targets on i*86 and x86_64
+ handle armv6/v7/v8 targets
+ new targets: linux-musl*, microblazeel, or1k:Linux, arc:Linux, arceb:Linux
+ s390:Linux:*, switch to -gnu and -uclibc suffixes
* dh_autotools-dev: better shell escaping and clean behaviour
* debian/copyright: update to GPLv3 with exception
* NEWS.Debian: note the license change and autoconf-restricted exception
[ Raúl Benencia ]
* README.Debian: fix typo (closes: #699391)
2012-06-08 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20120608.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Henrique de Moraes Holschuh ]
* Sync to upstream git 2012-06-12
[commit 97cde7c78583af2e0694fb1ab518a8294664bda8]
+ hexagon support
* debian/control: bump standars version to 3.9.3 (no changes required)
* Medium urgency upload due to multiarch release goal
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Mark autotools-dev Multi-Arch: foreign (closes: #666450)
2012-02-13 - Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
autotools-dev (20120210.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Sync to upstream git 2012-02-13
[commit d6f39afaf50f884f62a6f6c04d5057884a098a4f]
+ ARM 64bit ABI support (aarch64)
* Set urgency to high by request of Jonathan Austin (ARM), to start
the GNU config bootstrap of the new arch in Debian and Ubuntu ASAP
* Update README.Debian:
+ Rework time-stamp skew build problems section.  Note that dpkg enforces
limited sanity on package unpack, but that does not cover all
possibilities of inducing time-stamp skew breakage (closes: #589083)
+ Some minor rewording and fixes.  This document really could use a 
+ Mention to dh-autoreconf and the autotools-dev dh helpers in the main
text.  Mention that CDBS takes care of certain details automatically,
and to not use dh-autoreconf and dh-autotools-dev* at the same time.
Mention the brilliant dpkg-source "extend-diff-ignore" option to keep
the diffs clean (closes: #615894)
* Remove extremely outdated examples.  Patches with new ones are welcome!
* debian/rules:
+ remove ancient cruft and update copyright
+ add build-arch and build-indep targets
* debian/control: bump standards-version to 3.9.2 (no changes)
* debian/copyright: move from autotools-dev.copyright, and update for 2012

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