[kuh n-fig-yer] /kənˈfɪg yər/
verb (used with object), configured, configuring.
to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose:
The planes are being configured to hold more passengers in each row.
to arrange or organize
(computing) to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required
late 14c., from Latin configurare “to fashion after a pattern,” from con- “together” (see com-) + figurare “to form, shape,” from figura “a shape, form, figure” (see figure (n.)).
A program by Richard Stallman to discover properties of the current platform and to set up make to compile and install gcc.
Cygnus configure was a similar system developed by K. Richard Pixley in collaboration with Richard Stallman. In 1994, David MacKenzie and others modified autoconf to incorporate all the features of Cygnus configure and many GNU programs, including gcc now use autoconf.
Metaconfig is a similar program used in building Perl.
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