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       automake - automatically create's from's


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


       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 (by scanning and generate the corresponding   Note
       that  automake has a rather simplistic view of what constitutes a package; it assumes that
       a package  has  only  one,  at  the  top.   If  your  package  has  multiple
       configure.ins, then you must run automake in each directory holding a

       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       automatically  rebuild  an out-of-date  Note that automake must always be run
       from the topmost directory of a project, even if being used to regenerate the
       in  some  subdirectory.   This  is  necessary because automake must scan, and
       because automake uses the knowledge that a is in a subdirectory to change  its
       behavior in some cases.

       automake accepts the following options:


              Automake requires certain common files to exist in certain situations; for instance
              config.guess is required  if  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. By default Automake tries to
              make a symbolic link pointing to its own copy of the  missing  file;  this  can  be
              changed with --copy.

              Look  for  Automake  data  files  in  directory  DIR instead of in the installation
              directory.  This is typically used for debugging.


       --copy When used with --add-missing, causes installed files to be copied.  The default  is
              to make a symbolic link.

              Causes  the  generated Makefile.ins to follow Cygnus rules, instead of GNU or Gnits


              When used with --add-missing, causes standard files to  be  rebuilt  even  if  they
              already  exist in the source tree.  This involves removing the file from the source
              tree before creating the new symlink (or, with --copy, copying the new file).

              Set the global strictness to foreign.

              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.


              This disables the dependency tracking feature.

              This enables the dependency tracking feature. This feature is enabled  by  default.
              This  option  is  provided  for  historical reasons only and probably should not be

              Ordinarily automake creates  all  Makefile.ins  mentioned  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

              Put the generated in the directory DIR.  Ordinarily each is
              created  in  the  directory  of the corresponding  This option is used
              when making distributions.


              Cause Automake to print information about which files are being read or created.

              Print the version number of Automake and exit.


              --Werror will cause all warnings issued by automake to become errors. Errors affect
              the  exit  status  of  automake,  while warnings do not.  --Wno-error, the default,
              causes warning to be treated as warnings only.


       aclocal(1), and the Texinfo documentation for automake


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

                                           28 Jan 2002                                AUTOMAKE(1)