dh-autoreconf

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NAME
       dh-autoreconf - debhelper add-on to run autoreconf during build

DESCRIPTION
       The dh-autoreconf package provides a sequence addon for debhelper 7 and
       is enabled by default since compatibility level 10. For earlier
       compatibility levels it can be enabled in the following way:

           #!/usr/bin/make -f
           %:
               dh $@ --with autoreconf

       This will call dh_autoreconf prior to dh_auto_configure and will call
       dh_autoreconf_clean before dh_clean.

       For more information on how to control the autoreconf process or how to
       other possible options, read the dh_autoreconf(1) and
       dh_autoreconf_clean(1) manual pages.

CDBS INTEGRATION
       This package also provides /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/autoreconf.mk for
       packages using CDBS. The variable "DEB_DH_AUTORECONF_ARGS" can be used
       to pass extra arguments to dh_autoreconf, and the variable
       "DEB_DH_AUTORECONF_CLEAN_ARGS" to pass arguments to
       dh_autoreconf_clean. See their manual pages for information on
       available arguments.

TIPS AND EXAMPLES
   PATCHING LTMAIN.SH FOR AS-NEEDED LINKER FLAGS
       You can add support for -Wl,--as-needed to ltmain.sh (at least for
       those ltmain.sh scripts changed during autoreconf) by passing the
       argument --as-needed to dh_autoreconf, as demonstrated in the following
       example:

           override_dh_autoreconf:
               dh_autoreconf --as-needed

       and for CDBS, by adding it to the correct variable such as:

           DEB_DH_AUTORECONF_ARGS = --as-needed

       For more information about this feature, see dh_autoreconf(1)

   RUNNING MULTIPLE COMMANDS WITH DH_AUTORECONF
       Please note that you may run dh_autoreconf only once. If you need to
       run multiple commands, you can put the commands into a script or your
       debian/rules file and then pass the name of your script to
       dh_autoreconf. For example, if your script is called debian/autogen.sh,
       you can put the following into your debian/rules if you use dh:

           override_dh_autoreconf:
               dh_autoreconf debian/autogen.sh

       Or, if you use CDBS:

           DEB_DH_AUTORECONF_ARGS += debian/autogen.sh

CAVEATS
       dh_autoreconf is mostly a superset of the dh_update_autotools_config
       debhelper command included in debhelper since version 9.20160115. When
       using the dh sequencer, dh_update_autotools_config is run before
       dh_autoreconf and updates the config.guess and config.sub files. This
       is required in cases where autoreconf does not update config.guess and
       config.sub itself.

       From time to time, there might be a short breakage for those using
       automatic ltmain.sh patching, when the patch no longer applies to the
       ltmain.sh.

       You can only run dh_autoreconf once. Future versions may be able to be
       run multiple times, but this requires slightly more planning.

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7), dh(1), dh_autoreconf(1), dh_autoreconf_clean(1)

AUTHOR
       Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>



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