8.44. Automake-1.16.3

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

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU (about 9.1 SBU with tests)
Required disk space: 115 MB

8.44.1. Installation of Automake

Fix a failing test:

sed -i "s/''/etags/" t/tags-lisp-space.sh

Prepare Automake for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/automake-1.16.3

Compile the package:


Using the -j4 make option speeds up the tests, even on systems with only one processor, due to internal delays in individual tests. To test the results, issue:

make -j4 check

The tests t/subobj.sh, t/deprecated-acinit.sh, and t/init.sh are known to fail in the LFS environment.

Install the package:

make install

8.44.2. 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-1.16.3

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