dh_auto_configure − automatically configure a package prior to building
dh_auto_configure [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [−−params]
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.
See ‘‘BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS’’ in debhelper (7) for a list of common build system selection and control
Pass ‘‘params’’ to the program that is run, after the standard parameters that dh_auto_configure passes.
This can be used to supplement or override those parameters. For example:
dh_auto_configure −− −−with−foo −−enable−bar
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>