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AUTOMAKE

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NAME

automake - automatically create Makefile.in's from Makefile.am's  

SYNOPSIS

automake [ -a | --add-missing ] [ --amdir=DIR ] [ --build-dir=DIR ] [ -c | --copy ] [ --cygnus ] [ --foreign ] [ --gnits ] [ --gnu ] [ --help ] [ -i | --include-deps ] [ --no-force ] [ -o DIR ] [ --output-dir=DIR ] [ --srcdir-name=DIR ] [ -v | --verbose ] [ --version ]  

DESCRIPTION

To create all the Makefile.ins for a package, run the automake program in the top level directory, with no arguments. automake will automatically find each appropriate Makefile.am (by scanning configure.in) and generate the corresponding Makefile.in. Note that automake has a rather simplistic view of what constitutes a package; it assumes that a package has only one configure.in, at the top. If your package has multiple configure.ins, then you must run automake in each directory holding a configure.in.

You can optionally give automake an argument; .am is appended to the argument and the result is used as the name of the input file. This feature is generally only used to automatically rebuild an out-of-date Makefile.in. Note that automake must always be run from the topmost directory of a project, even if being used to regenerate the Makefile.in in some subdirectory. This is necessary because automake must scan configure.in, and because automake uses the knowledge that a Makefile.in is in a subdirectory to change its behavior in some cases.

automake accepts the following options:

-a
--add-missing
Automake requires certain common files to exist in certain situations; for instance config.guess is required if configure.in runs AC_CANONICAL_HOST. Automake is distributed with several of these files; this option will cause the missing ones to be automatically added to the package, whenever possible. In general if Automake tells you a file is missing, try using this option.
--amdir=DIR
Look for Automake data files in directory DIR instead of in the installation directory. This is typically used for debugging.
--build-dir=DIR
Tell Automake where the build directory is. This option is used when including dependencies into a Makefile.in generated by make dist; it should not be used otherwise.
-c
--copy
When used with --add-missing, causes installed files to be copied. The default is to make a symbolic link.
--cygnus
Causes the generated Makefile.ins to follow Cygnus rules, instead of GNU or Gnits rules.
--foreign
Set the global strictness to foreign.
--gnits
Set the global strictness to gnits.
--gnu
Set the global strictness to gnu. This is the default strictness.
--help
Print a summary of the command line options and exit.
-i
--include-deps
Include all automatically generated dependency information in the generated Makefile.in. This is generally done when making a distribution.
--no-force
Ordinarily automake creates all Makefile.ins mentioned in configure.in. This option causes it to only update those Makefile.ins which are out of date with respect to one of their dependents.
-o DIR
--output-dir=DIR
Put the generated Makefile.in in the directory DIR. Ordinarily each Makefile.in is created in the directory of the corresponding Makefile.am. This option is used when making distributions.
--srcdir-name=DIR
Tell Automake the name of the source directory associated with the current build. This option is used when including dependencies into a Makefile.in generated by makedist; it should not be used otherwise.
-v
--verbose
Cause Automake to print information about which files are being read or created.
--version
Print the version number of Automake and exit.

 

SEE ALSO

aclocal(1), and the Texinfo documentation for automake  

AUTHORS

Automake was written primarily by David Mackenzie and Tom Tromey. This manpage written by Ben Pfaff <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux automake package.


 

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