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Revision as of 08:51, 19 May 2013


GNU Automake

Generates Makefile.in files

'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 Makefile.am; the output files are called Makefile.in. They are intended for use with autoconf. Automake requires certain things to be done in your configure.in. This package also includes the "aclocal' program, which generates an 'aclocal.m4' based on the contents of 'configure.in.' It is useful as an extensible, maintainable mechanism for augmenting autoconf.


User manual available in HTML format from https://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/automake.html

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins11 December 2009

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-automake@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=automake.git

Software prerequisites

Required to buildPerl 5
Required to usePerl 5
Required to useGNU autoconf

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


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