A.2 Downloading GNU Autotools
The GNU Autotools are distributed as part of the GNU project, under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Each tool is packaged in a compressed archive that you can retrieve from sources such as Internet FTP archives and CD-ROM distributions. While you may use any source that is convenient to you, it is best to use one of the recognized GNU mirror sites. A current list of mirror sites is listed at http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html.
The directory layout of the GNU archives has recently been improved to make it easier to locate particular packages. The new scheme places package archive files under a subdirectory whose name reflects the base name of the package. For example, GNU Autoconf 2.13 can be found at:
The filenames corresponding to the latest versions of GNU Autotools, at the time of writing, are:
These packages are stored as