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GNU Automake
'Automake' automatically generates make files compliant with the GNU coding standards. It was inspired by the 4.4 BSD make and include files, but aims to be portable and to conform to the GNU standards for Make file variables and targets. The input files are called; the output files are called They are intended for use with autoconf. Automake requires certain things to be done in your This package also includes the "aclocal' program, which generates an 'aclocal.m4' based on the contents of '' It is useful as an extensible, maintainable mechanism for augmenting autoconf.


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GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins11 December 2009

Leaders and contributors

Alexandre Oliva Contributor
Tom Tromey Contributor
Stefano Lattarini Maintainer
Alexandre Duret-Lutz Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer,Support E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl 5
Required to use GNU autoconf
Required to build Perl 5

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2015.


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