ANNOUNCE: DJGPP packages of automake 1.7.6

ANNOUNCE: DJGPP packages of automake 1.7.6

Post by Richard Daw » Wed, 16 Jul 2003 05:18:49


I'd like to announce DJGPP packages of automake 1.7.6. But what is automake?
From its README:

"This is Automake, a Makefile generator.  It was inspired by the 4.4BSD
make and include files, but aims to be portable and to conform to the
GNU standards for Makefile variables and targets.

Automake is a Perl script.  The input files are called
The output files are called; they are intended for use
with Autoconf.  Automake requires certain things to be done in your"

This release is a bugfix release. Here is a list of changes, taken from the
automake's NEWS file:

* Fix depcomp's icc mode for ICC 7.1.
* Diagnose calls to AC_CONFIG_FILES and friends with not enough arguments.
* Fix maintainer-clean's removal of autom4te.cache in VPATH builds.
* Fix the location reported in some diagnostics related to AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS.
* Remove Latin-1 characters from elisp-comp.

I don't think any of these fixes is worth upgrading for, for DJGPP. If you use
your projects made with automake on other platforms, you may wish to upgrade.

The DJGPP binary and source packages of automake 1.7.6 require the DJGPP
binary package of autoconf 2.57 to be installed.

To use the automake program, you only need to download
the binary distribution, which includes documentation in info format.
You may also wish to download the documentation distribution, to get
the documentation in HTML, PostScript and DVI formats. If you wish
to examine or rebuild the automake sources, you need to download
the source distribution.

The automake packages are available here:




Please direct any further discussions about this port
to comp.os.msdos.djgpp newsgroup (or write to its e-mail gateway

but also please feel free to contact me by e-mail.


Richard Dawe [ ]