Automake - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
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Automake is a tool for automatically generating
compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. Automake requires the use
Please note that Automake 1.12.2 and Automake 1.11.6 fix a
security issue (CVE-2012-3386) present in the
make distcheck rules of all packages using Automake.
GNU Automake can be found on
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/ [via http] and
It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.
You can also order a CD-ROM from the FSF
or use other methods
to obtain a copy.
Alpha/beta releases of Automake can be found in
ftp://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/automake/, and the latest
in-development sources for Automake can always be fetched through git
DO NOT use Automake sources from these locations for production use.
The Automake manual can be read
on-line or downloaded
in PDF format;
also, more formats
are offered for download or on-line reading. If you have installed
Automake on your system, you may also find more information about it
by looking at your local documentation; for example you might use
info automake at the shell prompt.
In case you are interested or merely curious, a brief
history of Automake (up to roughly 2007) is available on our site;
again, more formats
are offered for download or on-line reading.
Automake has several public mailing lists, each of which is archive.
For general Automake discussions, use
If you have a patch for Automake, please send the it to
The HACKING file present in the Automake git repository should
explain how to properly prepare, format and post a patch.
Bug reports can be emailed to
Before submitting a bug report, please read the
section of the manual.
You can subscribe to any Automake mailing list via the associated web
interfaces, linked above. Or you can send an empty mail with a
Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant
-request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the
bug-automake list, you would send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".
It has been necessary to moderate the GNU Automake mailing lists to
prevent the flood of spam. Postings to the lists are held for release
by the list moderator. Sometimes the moderators are unavailable for
brief periods of time. Please be patient when posting. If you
don't see the message in the list archive an hour or so after having
sent it, then it did not get posted.
For bugs in Automake, please see the Bug Reporting section of the