Apache Toolbox provides a means to easily compile Apache (IPv4/6) SSL, PHP(v3/v4), MySQL, Jakarta, a large number of modules (61 3rd party modules and 36 default Apache modules, static or as DSOs), and GD libraries with PNG+JPEG+Freetype2+zlib support. It is fully customizable and menu-driven. Everything is compiled from source, and wget is used to download any missing modules. It can also check for RPMs that might cause problems and create an RPM with your selections.
AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain repetitive text with varied substitutions. Its goal is to simplify the maintenance of programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text. This is especially valuable if there are several blocks of such text that must be kept synchronized. Output is specified with a Scheme-enhanced output template. Input, if required by your template, may come from AutoGen definitions, CGI data, or XML files.
Buildkernel is an intelligent shell script that automates the task of building a Linux kernel. For beginning users, it handles the process from beginning to end, prompting the user when they have to do something. Advanced users can use it to build multiple kernels with little effort. Buildkernel will download kernel and pcmcia source, remove unnecessary code, create symlinks, automatically patch the kernel, build the kernel, modules, and pcmcia modules (nicely), and install them to hard disk or floppy, running LILO as necessary.
new_script is a program that creates shell script templates. It was developed to facilitate rapid creation of well-formed shell scripts containing the features expected in a production quality script, including traps for signal handling, command line option and argument processing, help messages invoked with the "-h" or "--help" options, and a framework for internal documentation.
Compilercache is a wrapper around your C and C++ compilers. Each time you compile something, it puts the result of the compilation into a cache. Once you compile the same thing again, with exactly the same command line parameters and exactly the same sources and included include files, the result will be picked from the cache instead of being recompiled.
smake is a highly portable 'make' program that makes commands up to date based on rules in Makefiles and on the timestamps of the related files. It implements a complete superset of the features of the classical POSIX/Unix make program. It warns about typical misuse of dynamic macros that prevent portability of makefiles. Its automake features allow you to run scripts to automatically create rules for unknown platforms.
mkmed is a set of tools for maintaining software packages. The mkmed program automatically generates system- and configuration-independent intermediate files of a package, including build scripts. Unlike make, mkmed works bottom-up, so it can infer information you would otherwise have to express. mkmed-version creates a new distributable version of a package, and mkmed-tar creates a tarball of a distributable version.
bkcvs allows you to easily download the current KDE developer sources from the CVS repository and compile them without any user interaction. It automatically manages the source copy in a local directory, and asks for several other options concerning your future KDE CVS install. For example, you can specify which languages you want to use.
The GNU Autoconf Archive is a collection of more than 450 macros for GNU Autoconf. They can be re-used without imposing any restrictions on the licensing of the generated configure script. In particular, it is possible to use them in configure scripts that are meant for non-free software.