How To Install automake on debian 9

In this tutorial we learn how to install automake on debian 9. automake is Tool for generating GNU Standards-compliant Makefiles

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install automake on debian 9.

What is automake

Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in's from files called Makefile.am’. . The goal of Automake is to remove the burden of Makefile maintenance from the back of the individual GNU maintainer (and put it on the back of the Automake maintainer). . The Makefile.am' is basically a series of make’ macro definitions (with rules being thrown in occasionally). The generated `Makefile.in’s are compliant with the GNU Makefile standards. . Automake 1.15 fails to work in a number of situations that Automake 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.14 did, so previous versions are available as separate packages.

There are three ways to install automake on debian 9. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install automake Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install automake using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install automake

Install automake Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install automake using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install automake

Install automake Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install automake using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install automake

How To Uninstall automake on debian 9

To uninstall only the automake package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove automake

Uninstall automake And Its Dependencies

To uninstall automake and its dependencies that are no longer needed by debian 9, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove automake

Remove automake Configurations and Data

To remove automake configuration and data from debian 9 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge automake

Remove automake configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove automake configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge automake

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install automake on debian 9 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.