Various features of Automake can be controlled by options.
options can be applied on a per-Makefile.am basis when listed in
Some of these options only make sense when specified in the top-level Makefile.am, in the case of a project with subdirectories and multiple Makefile.am files.
Options can also be listed in the first argument of
AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE in configure.ac, which leads them to be
applied globally to all processed Makefile files.
(See Macros supplied with Automake.)
Some options which
require changes to the
configure script can only be specified
Options specified in
precedence over those specified in
AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE, which in
turn take precedence over those specified on the command line.
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