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4. Initialization and Output Files

Autoconf-generated configure scripts need some information about how to initialize, such as how to find the package's source files and about the output files to produce. The following sections describe the initialization and the creation of output files.

4.1 Initializing configure  Option processing etc.
4.2 Notices in configure  Copyright, version numbers in configure
4.3 Finding configure Input  Where Autoconf should find files
4.4 Outputting Files  Outputting results from the configuration
4.5 Performing Configuration Actions  Preparing the output based on results
4.6 Creating Configuration Files  Creating output files
4.7 Substitutions in Makefiles  Using output variables in `Makefile's
4.8 Configuration Header Files  Creating a configuration header file
4.9 Running Arbitrary Configuration Commands  Running arbitrary instantiation commands
4.10 Creating Configuration Links  Links depending on the configuration
4.11 Configuring Other Packages in Subdirectories  Configuring independent packages together
4.12 Default Prefix  Changing the default installation prefix

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