May 26, 2018
Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms (legacy 2.13)
This is the legacy 2.13 version of autoconf. It is explicitly for use with older software packages that are not buildable with the current autoconf.
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.