May 26, 2018
GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator
Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefiles compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was inspired by the 4.4BSD make and include files, but aims to be portable and to conform to the GNU standards for Makefile variables and targets. Automake is a Perl script. 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. aclocal is a program to generate an ‘aclocal.m4’ based on the contents of ‘configure.in’. It is useful as an extensible, maintainable mechanism for augmenting autoconf.