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AUTOMAKE(1)							   AUTOMAKE(1)

       automake - automatically create Makefile.ins from Makefile.ams

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

       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       feature is generally only used to automatically rebuild an  out-of-date
       Makefile.in.   Note  that  automake must always be run from the topmost
       directory of a project, even if being  used  to	regenerate  the  Make
       file.in	in some subdirectory.  This is necessary because automake must
       scan configure.in, and because automake uses the knowledge that a Make
       file.in 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 situ
	      ations; for instance config.guess is  required  if  configure.in
	      runs AC_CANONICAL_HOST.  Automake is distributed with several of
	      these files; this option will cause the missing ones to be auto
	      matically  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

	      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 rules.


	      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 strict

       --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 rea
	      sons only and probably should not be used.

	      Ordinarily automake creates all Makefile.ins mentioned  in  con
	      figure.in.   This  option  causes  it to only update those Make
	      file.ins which are out of date with  respect  to	one  of  their

       -o DIR

	      Put  the generated Makefile.in in the directory DIR.  Ordinarily
	      each Makefile.in is created in the directory of the  correspond
	      ing Makefile.am.	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  warn
	      ings  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)

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