autoconf - automatic configure script builder

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name autoconf
Package version 2.69
Package release 11
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.82 KB
Download size 314.07 KB
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The standard for FSF source packages.  This is only useful if you
write your own programs or if you extensively modify other people's
For an extensive library of additional Autoconf macros, install the
`autoconf-archive' package.
This version of autoconf is not compatible with scripts meant for
Autoconf 2.13 or earlier.


Package Version Architecture Repository
autoconf_2.69-11_all.deb 2.69 all Ubuntu Main
autoconf - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.8
m4 >= 1.4.13
perl >> 5.005


Type URL
Binary Package autoconf_2.69-11_all.deb
Source Package autoconf

Install Howto

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




2017-08-20 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/mmap-leak-fix.patch: New patch from upstream commit
09b6e78d1592c (Fix memory leak in AC_FUNC_MMAP) by Paul Eggert.
Thanks to Tim Rühsen <> for reporting the problem
and especially for pointing to the fix.  Closes: #866406.
* Because the upstream manpages have been used since version 2.69-5, the
incorrect text about the Autoconf manual being non-free is no longer
included.  Closes: #687377.
2016-03-26 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-10) unstable; urgency=low
* bin/ Fix "unescaped left brace" warning from Perl.
Requested by Paul Wise <>.  Closes: #818855.
2015-08-22 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/add-runstatedir.patch: New patch from autoconf upstream
to add support for a --runstatedir option to configure.  Requested by
Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@MIT.EDU>.  Closes: #759647.
2014-08-31 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/AM_PROG_LIBTOOL.patch: New patch from Andreas Barth to
recognize AM_PROG_LIBTOOL in addition to AC_PROG_LIBTOOL in
autoreconf.  Closes: #759739.
* debia/changelog: Add build dependency on cm-super to avoid error from
missing cm-super-t1.enc during PDF manual build.  Thanks to David
Suárez <> for reporting this bug.  Closes:
2014-06-29 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Remove references to autoconf2.13, which is going
away.  See also bug #752291.
2014-03-27 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-6) unstable; urgency=low
* lib/autoconf/specific.m4: Use ((off_t) 1 << 31) << 31 in place of
(off_t) 1 << 62 to avoid undefined behavior when off_t is 32-bit.
Closes: #742780.  Thanks to Mathieu Malaterre <> for
reporting this bug.
2014-02-23 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Use upstream manpages instead of Debian-specific ones.
Closes: #680079.  Thanks to Vincent Lefevre <> for
reporting this bug.
* debian/control: Add help2man build dependency.
* debian/source/options: Ignore generated documentation.
2014-02-09 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Add build dependency on texlive-fonts-recommended.
Closes: #738402.  Thanks to Norbert Preining <> for
explaining intent here.
2014-02-09 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Apply patch to allow bootstrapping autoconf without
the much heavier dependency chains introduced by texinfo and
especially texlive-*.  From Daniel Schepler <>.
Closes: #737936.
2013-11-03 - Ben Pfaff <>
autoconf (2.69-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add multiarch support.  Thanks to Nicolas Calderon for supplying the
(trivial) patch for this, and, more importantly, for explaining the
implications. Closes: #727527.
+ debian/control: Add "Multi-arch: foreign" to autoconf binary package.

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