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       Automake  requires  certain common files to exist in certain situations; for instance config.guess
       is required if runs AC_CANONICAL_HOST.  Automake is distributed with several of these
       files;  this option will cause the missing ones to be automatically added to the package, whenever
       possible.  In general if Automake tells you a file is missing, try using this option.  By  default
       Automake  tries  to make a symbolic link pointing to its own copy of the missing file; this can be
       changed with --copy.
       Look for Automake data files in directory DIR instead of in the installation directory.   This  is
       typically used for debugging.
--copy When  used  with  --add-missing,  causes  installed  files to be copied.  The default is to make a
       symbolic link.
       Causes the generated Makefile.ins to follow Cygnus rules, instead of GNU or Gnits rules.
       When used with --add-missing, causes standard files to be rebuilt even if they  already  exist  in
       the  source  tree.   This  involves removing the file from the source tree before creating the new
       symlink (or, with --copy, copying the new file).
       Set the global strictness to foreign.
       Set the global strictness to gnits.
--gnu  Set the global strictness to gnu.  This is the default strictness.
--help Print a summary of the command line options and exit.
       This disables the dependency tracking feature.
       This enables the dependency tracking feature. This feature is enabled by default. This  option  is
       provided for historical reasons only and probably should not be used.
       Ordinarily  automake creates all Makefile.ins mentioned in  This option causes it to
       only update those Makefile.ins which are out of date with respect to one of their dependents.
-o DIR
       Put the generated in the directory DIR.  Ordinarily each is created in the
       directory of the corresponding  This option is used when making distributions.
       Cause Automake to print information about which files are being read or created.
       Print the version number of Automake and exit.
       --Werror  will  cause  all  warnings  issued  by automake to become errors. Errors affect the exit
       status of automake, while warnings do not.  --Wno-error, the default, causes warning to be treated
       as warnings only.