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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 ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/ [via FTP]. 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 from Savannah. 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.
Automake has several public mailing lists, each of which is archive.
If you have a patch for Automake, please send the it to <email@example.com> (archives and subscription). The HACKING file present in the Automake git repository should explain how to properly prepare, format and post a patch.
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 manual.