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1 This is Automake, a Makefile generator. It aims to be portable and
2 to conform to the GNU Coding Standards for Makefile variables and
5 See the INSTALL file for detailed information about how to configure
6 and install Automake.
8 Automake is a Perl script. The input files are called Makefile.am.
9 The output files are called Makefile.in; they are intended for use
10 with Autoconf. Automake requires certain things to be done in your
13 Automake comes with extensive documentation; please refer to it for
14 more details about its purpose, features, and usage patterns.
16 This package also includes the "aclocal" program, whose purpose is
17 to generate an 'aclocal.m4' based on the contents of 'configure.ac'.
18 It is useful as an extensible, maintainable mechanism for augmenting
19 autoconf. It is intended that other package authors will write m4
20 macros which can be automatically used by aclocal. The documentation
21 for aclocal is currently found in the Automake manual.
23 Automake has a test suite. Use "make check" to run it. For more
24 information, see the file t/README.
26 Automake has a page on the web. See:
30 Automake also has three mailing lists:
32 * email@example.com
33 For general discussions of Automake and its interactions with other
34 configuration/portability tools like Autoconf or Libtool.
36 * firstname.lastname@example.org
37 Where to send bug reports and feature requests.
39 * email@example.com
40 Where to send patches, and discuss the automake development process
41 and the design of new features.
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55 Copyright (C) 1994-2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
57 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
58 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
59 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
60 any later version.
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