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The goal of Automake is to remove the burden of Makefile maintenance from the back of the individual GNU maintainer (and put it on the back of the Automake maintainer).
The `Makefile.am' is basically a series of `make' macro definitions (with rules being thrown in occasionally). The generated `Makefile.in's are compliant with the GNU Makefile standards.
Automake 1.9 fails to work in a number of situations that Automake 1.4, 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 did, so has been renamed so that the previous version can continue to be made available.
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 Coding 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 you more»
automake1.9 for Debian ---------------------- Automake 1.9 introduces several changes. It is not strictly backwards compatible with older versions of automake. It must be used in conjunction with autoconf 2.58 or greater. Using it with a earlier version will generate broken Makefiles. Also, it no longer invokes libtoolize. This job has fallen upon the autoconf utility `autoreconf'. -- Eric Dorl more»
Bugs fixed in 1.9.6: * Longstanding bugs: - Correctly diagnose `#' comments following trailing backslash. - Preserve backslashes preceding `##' lines. - Preserve the order of items conditionally appended (+=) to variables. - Fix support of installation directory names with spaces on systems where mkinstalldirs cannot use `mkdir -p'. - Avoid infinite loop in mdate-sh when TIME_S more»
ACLOCAL(1) ACLOCAL(1) NAME aclocal - automa more»
AUTOMAKE(1) AUTOMAKE(1) NAME automake - aut more»
automake1.9 (1.9.6+nogfdl-3.1+squeeze1) stable; urgency=low * lib/am/distdir.am: Backport fix for more»
2005-07-10 Alexandre Duret-Lutz <email@example.com> * configure.ac, NEWS: Bump version to 1.9.6. * l more»
We should arrange so that install-%DIR%%PRIMARY% is run conditionally when %DIR%_%PRIMARY% is define more»