Build configuration is the step in building software that determines the characterstics and features of the the platform for which the software is to be built.
- autosetup, by Steve Bennett
- a build tool for Tcl that simplifies the building and packaging of multiple packages and C extensions into a single Tcl module file.
- Creates a shell script, normally called "configure", that can then be distributed with the software, and is run at build time to probe the target system.
- Handles all stages of a build, including configuration