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6.36. Automake-1.9.1

The Automake package contains programs for generating Makefiles for use with Autoconf.

Approximate build time: 0.2 SBU

Required disk space: 6.8 MB

Automake installation depends on: Autoconf, Bash, Coreutils, Diffutils, Grep, M4, Make, Perl, and Sed

6.36.1. Installation of Automake

Prepare Automake for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:

make

To test the results, issue: make check. This takes a long time, about 5 SBUs.

Install the package:

make install

6.36.2. Contents of Automake

Installed programs: acinstall, aclocal, aclocal-1.9.1, automake, automake-1.9.1, compile, config.guess, config.sub, depcomp, elisp-comp, install-sh, mdate-sh, missing, mkinstalldirs, py-compile, symlink-tree, and ylwrap

Short Descriptions

acinstall

A script that installs aclocal-style M4 files

aclocal

Generates aclocal.m4 files based on the contents of configure.in files

aclocal-1.9.1

A hard link to aclocal

automake

A tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files from Makefile.am files. To create all the Makefile.in files for a package, run this program in the top-level directory. By scanning the configure.in file, it automatically finds each appropriate Makefile.am file and generate the corresponding Makefile.in file

automake-1.9.1

A hard link to automake

compile

A wrapper for compilers

config.guess

A script that attempts to guess the canonical triplet for the given build, host, or target architecture

config.sub

A configuration validation subroutine script

depcomp

A script for compiling a program so that dependency information is generated in addition to the desired output

elisp-comp

Byte-compiles Emacs Lisp code

install-sh

A script that installs a program, script, or data file

mdate-sh

A script that prints the modification time of a file or directory

missing

A script acting as a common stub for missing GNU programs during an installation

mkinstalldirs

A script that creates a directory tree

py-compile

Compiles a Python program

symlink-tree

A script to create a symlink tree of a directory tree

ylwrap

A wrapper for lex and yacc