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configure script must call
AC_INIT before doing
anything else. The only other required macro is
(see section 4.4 Outputting Files).
Set the name of the package and its version. These are
typically used in `--version' support, including that of
configure. The optional argument bug-report should be
the email to which users should send bug reports. The package
tarname differs from package: the latter designates the full
package name (e.g., `GNU Autoconf'), while the former is meant for
distribution tar ball names (e.g., `autoconf'). It defaults to
package with `GNU ' stripped, lower-cased, and all characters
other than alphanumerics and underscores are changed to `-'.
It is preferable that the arguments of
AC_INIT be static, i.e.,
there should not be any shell computation, but they can be computed by
The following M4 macros (e.g.,
AC_PACKAGE_NAME), output variables
PACKAGE_NAME), and preprocessor symbols (e.g.,
PACKAGE_NAME) are defined by
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