24. Migrating an Existing Package to GNU Autotools
Sometimes you have to take an existing package and wrap it in an
Autoconf framework. This is called autoconfiscating (54) a package.
This chapter gives an overview of various approach that have been taken
when autoconfiscating, explains some important points through examples,
and discusses some of potential pitfalls. It is not an exhaustive guide
to autoconfiscation, as this process is much more art than it is