GNU Autoconf is a package which is designed to automate the production of shell scripts for software configuration. This can greatly simplify the process of making scripts to build software packages and can help avoid the need for large, custom makefiles.
Using GNU Autoconf on RCC Resources
Automake is available on the HPC login nodes as well as the Spear cluster nodes. There is no need to load a module as GNU Autoconf is already available without one. Highly detailed documentation on usage of autoconf is availabe at the documentation on GNU Autoconf's official website.