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Because Automake and Libtool are essentially add-on components to the original Autoconf framework, it's useful to spend some time focusing on using Autoconf without Automake and Libtool. This will provide a fair amount of insight into how Autoconf operates by exposing aspects of the tool that are often hidden by Automake.

Before Automake came along, Autoconf was used alone. In fact, many legacy open source projects never made the transition from Autoconf to the full GNU Autotools suite. As a result, it's not unusual ...

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