|Status||License||Language||Bug Tracking||VCS||Latest release|
|Stable||GPL-2+||Perl||Debian BTS||git.debian.org||Version 5 (Oct 2011)|
dh-autoreconf provides easy integration of autoreconf with debhelper and tools such as dh and cdbs. It creates a list of all files and their checksums in the build tree, runs autoreconf, and then removes all files changed by the autoreconf run during clean. This enables you to run autoreconf at build-time without having to worry about file changes which break rebuilds and similar things.
dh-autoreconf can also automatically patch
ltmain.sh to add
support for the
-Wl,--as-needed option to libtool. Despite the
name and those autotools-specific features, dh-autoreconf is not specific
to autotools and can be used with almost any program which modifies the build
tree (as long as the files it changes/adds can be safely removed).