Provided by: debhelper_9.20120115ubuntu3_all bug


       dh_auto_configure - automatically configure a package prior to building


       dh_auto_configure [build system options] [debhelper options]
       [-- 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 options.

       -- params
           Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
           dh_auto_configure usually passes. For example:

             dh_auto_configure -- --with-foo --enable-bar



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Joey Hess <>