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NAME

automake - manual page for automake 1.16.5

SYNOPSIS

automake-1.16 [OPTION]... [Makefile]...

DESCRIPTION

Generate Makefile.in for configure from Makefile.am.

Operation modes:

print this help, then exit
print version number, then exit
verbosely list files processed
only update Makefile.in's that are out of date
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

Dependency tracking:

disable dependency tracking code
enable dependency tracking code

Flavors:

set strictness to foreign
set strictness to gnits
--gnu
set strictness to gnu

Library files:

add missing standard files to package
set directory storing library files
print directory storing library files
with -a, copy missing files (default is symlink)
force update of standard files

Warning categories include:

cross compilation issues
GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)
obsolete features or constructions (default)
user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables
portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)
portability-recursive
nested Make variables (default with -Wportability)
extra portability issues related to obscure tools
dubious syntactic constructs (default)
unsupported or incomplete features (default)
all the warnings
turn off warnings in CATEGORY
turn off all the warnings
treat warnings as errors

Files automatically distributed if found (always):

TODO install-sh mdate-sh
ar-lib libversion.in missing
compile ltcf-c.sh mkinstalldirs
config.guess ltcf-cxx.sh py-compile
config.rpath ltcf-gcj.sh texinfo.tex
config.sub ltconfig ylwrap
depcomp ltmain.sh

Files automatically distributed if found (as .md if needed):

INSTALL[.md] README[.md] THANKS[.md]
NEWS[.md]

Files automatically distributed if found (under certain conditions):

config.h.bot configure configure.in
config.h.top configure.ac stamp-vti
aclocal.m4

AUTHOR

Written by Tom Tromey <tromey@redhat.com>

and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <adl@gnu.org>.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-automake@gnu.org>.
GNU Automake home page: <https://www.gnu.org/software/automake/>.
General help using GNU software: <https://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for automake is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and automake programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info automake

should give you access to the complete manual.

November 2021 GNU automake 1.16.5