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7.2 Makefile Conventions

This node describes conventions for writing the Makefiles for GNU programs. Using Automake will help you write a Makefile that follows these conventions.

7.2.1 General Conventions for Makefiles  
7.2.2 Utilities in Makefiles  
7.2.3 Variables for Specifying Commands  
7.2.4 Variables for Installation Directories  
7.2.5 Standard Targets for Users  
7.2.6 Install Command Categories  Three categories of commands in the `install' rule: normal, pre-install and post-install.


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