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autoconf262 2.62 devel Deleted on this many watch lists=50 search for ports that depend on this port
Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms (2.62)
Was Maintained by: autotools@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 17 May 2008 19:42:38
License: not specified in port


Autoconf is an extensible package of m4 macros that produce shell
scripts to automatically configure software source code packages.
These scripts can adapt the packages to many kinds of UNIX-like
systems without manual user intervention.  Autoconf creates a
configuration script for a package from a template file that lists the
operating system features that the package can use, in the form of m4
macro calls.

WWW: http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/
SVNWeb : Main Web Site : Distfiles Availability : PortsMon

NOTE: FreshPorts displays only required dependencies information. Optional dependencies are not covered.

Required To Build:
  1. devel/m4
  2. misc/help2man
  3. devel/gmake
  4. lang/perl5.8
Required To Run:
  1. devel/m4
  2. devel/autoconf-wrapper
  3. lang/perl5.8
There are no ports dependent upon this port

No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.

The package name of this deleted port was: autoconf262


Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  2. ftp://ftp.chg.ru/pub/gnu/autoconf/
  3. ftp://ftp.dti.ad.jp/pub/GNU/autoconf/
  4. ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/
  5. ftp://ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de/pub/gnu/autoconf/
  6. ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/autoconf/
  7. ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/GNU/autoconf/
  8. ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/
  9. ftp://ftp.rediris.es/sites/ftp.gnu.org/ftp/gnu/autoconf/
  10. ftp://ftp.sunsite.org.uk/package/gnu/autoconf/
  11. http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/gnu/prep/autoconf/
  12. http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/
  13. http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/gnu/autoconf/
  14. http://ring.k-opti.com/archives/GNU/autoconf/
  15. http://ring.nict.go.jp/archives/GNU/autoconf/
  16. http://ring.riken.jp/archives/GNU/autoconf/
  17. http://www.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/gnu/gnu/autoconf/
Port Moves
  • port moved to devel/autoconf267 on 2010-09-15
    REASON: Migration to autoconf-2.67
  • port moved here from devel/autoconf261 on 2008-08-20
    REASON: Migration to autoconf-2.62

Number of commits found: 7

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
15 Sep 2010 18:35:24
Original commit files touched by this commit
ade search for other commits by this committer
Autotools update.   Read ports/UPDATING 20100915 for details.

Approved by:    portmgr (for Mk/bsd.port.mk part)
Tested by:      Multiple -exp runs
16 Dec 2009 11:21:27
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
linimon search for other commits by this committer
Reassign the autotools-related ports to a new mailing list,
autotools@FreeBSD.org.  This is for individuals willing to put in
the hard work to generate patches and work with portmgr as we put
them through -exp runs and work through port breakage that they
create.  (A huge number of ports depend on these, so -exp runs are
required.)

Thanks to aDe@ for all the thankless work he's done over the years
to tame these beasts.

Hat:            portmgr
21 Aug 2008 06:18:49
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
rafan search for other commits by this committer
Update CONFIGURE_ARGS for how we pass CONFIGURE_TARGET to configure script.
Specifically, newer autoconf (> 2.13) has different semantic of the
configure target. In short, one should use --build=CONFIGURE_TARGET
instead of CONFIGURE_TARGET directly. Otherwise, you will get a warning
and the old semantic may be removed in later autoconf releases.

To workaround this issue, many ports hack the CONFIGURE_TARGET variable
so that it contains the ``--build='' prefix.

To solve this issue, under the fact that some ports still have
configure script generated by the old autoconf, we use runtime detection
in the do-configure target so that the proper argument can be used.

Changes to Mk/*:
 - Add runtime detection magic in bsd.port.mk
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14 Jul 2008 19:26:28
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
ade search for other commits by this committer
Handle an edge-case where lang/gawk is installed prior to any autoconf*
ports, which then results in an implicit dependency on gawk, with the
obvious bad things happening should gawk be later removed.

Note that because this is an edge case, which most folks will not run
into, and because it doesn't change the default package, I am not
bumping PORTREVISION as suggested in the original patch.

PR:     125101
Who:    matthias <dot> andree <at> gmx <dot> de
18 May 2008 05:50:42
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
ade search for other commits by this committer
Missed patch.  Sigh.
18 May 2008 05:44:36
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
ade search for other commits by this committer
Fix missed comment update
17 May 2008 19:42:23
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.62
ade search for other commits by this committer
Introduce autoconf 2.62, which can now be used by other ports with the
appropriate USE_AUTOTOOLS stanza.

Note that the mass-conversion from autoconf 2.61 -> 2.62 will take place
at a later date.

Number of commits found: 7

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