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automake (version 1.9.5)
This is Automake, a Makefile generator. 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.
Variable assignment lines in Makefile.am pull in defaults from various little *.am files.
To use Automake, replace your Makefile.in files with Makefile.am files. Read the documentation to see what to do.
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. It is intended that other package authors will write m4 macros which can be automatically used by aclocal.
Automake has a page on the web. See: