DH_AUTORECONF(1) dh-autoreconf DH_AUTORECONF(1)
dh_autoreconf - Call autoreconf -f -i and keep track of the changed
dh_autoreconf [debhelper options] [-Xitem] [--mode=mode]
[program -- params]
dh_autoreconf is responsible for calling autoreconf and creating the
files debian/autoreconf.before and debian/autoreconf.after which
contain checksums of all files before/after the build. It is
complemented by dh_autoreconf_clean which creates a list of all changed
and added files and removes them.
Please note that dh_autoreconf can only be run once. Thus, if you need
to run multiple commands, use a script or similar. An example is given
This file can contain a list of directories. If present,
dh_autoreconf will only scan the given directories for changes. If
no special command is given to dh_autoreconf, it will also forward
the directory list to autoreconf which causes it to be run only on
those sub directories.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
being checked for changes. This means that those files won't be
deleted by "dh_autoreconf_clean" even if there are changes. You may
use this option multiple times to build up a list of things to
Starting with version 3, the directories of common version control
systems such as cvs, git, hg, svn, and bzr are excluded
Change the way in which modifications to files are detected. The
default mode is md5 for using MD5 checksums, but there is also
timesize for using the time of the last modification and the file
Enable support for -Wl,--as-needed in all ltmain.sh files identical
to the one of the libtool package. This only works in the MD5 mode
(the default one). The changes are reverted in dh_autoreconf_clean.
You should not prevent LIBTOOLIZE from running with this, as it
only works correctly with libtoolize running.
Run everything in the source directory. Supported only in debhelper
compat level 10 for backwards compatibility.
program -- params
Run the program given by program with the arguments given by params
instead of autoreconf -f -i. If you need to run multiple commands,
put them in a script and pass the script instead (or add a target
For each tool executed by autoreconf(1), one can export a variable with
the uppercase name of the tool to the specific program which shall be
run, including true to prevent the tool in question from being run. The
following example shows the beginning of a debian/rules for a package
where automake 1.11 shall be run instead of the default automake
version and libtoolize shall not be run:
export AUTOMAKE = automake-1.11
export LIBTOOLIZE = true
debhelper(7), dh_autoreconf_clean(1), dh-autoreconf(7)
Julian Andres Klode <email@example.com>
dh-autoreconf v17 2018-03-21 DH_AUTORECONF(1)
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