8.46. Automake-1.16.5

The Automake package contains programs for generating Makefiles for use with Autoconf.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU (about 1.6 SBU with tests)
Required disk space: 115 MB

8.46.1. Installation of Automake

Prepare Automake for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/automake-1.16.5

Compile the package:


Using four parallel jobs speeds up the tests, even on systems with less logical cores, due to internal delays in individual tests. To test the results, issue:

make -j$(($(nproc)>4?$(nproc):4)) check

Replace $((...)) with the number of logical cores you want to use if you don't want to use all.

The test t/subobj.sh is known to fail.

Install the package:

make install

8.46.2. Contents of Automake

Installed programs: aclocal, aclocal-1.16 (hard linked with aclocal), automake, and automake-1.16 (hard linked with automake)
Installed directories: /usr/share/aclocal-1.16, /usr/share/automake-1.16, and /usr/share/doc/automake-1.16.5

Short Descriptions


Generates aclocal.m4 files based on the contents of configure.in files


A hard link to aclocal


A tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files from Makefile.am files [To create all the Makefile.in files for a package, run this program in the top-level directory. By scanning the configure.in file, it automatically finds each appropriate Makefile.am file and generates the corresponding Makefile.in file.]


A hard link to automake