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        aclocal - automatically generate aclocal.m4 from configure.in


        aclocal  [  --acdir=DIR  ]  [  --help  ] [ -I DIR ] [ --output=FILE ] [
        --verbose ] [ --version ]


        Automake includes a number of Autoconf macros which can be used in your
        package; some of them are actually required by Automake in certain sit‐
        uations.  These macros must be defined in  your  aclocal.m4;  otherwise
        they will not be seen by autoconf.
        The  aclocal program will automatically generate aclocal.m4 files based
        on the contents of configure.in.  This provides a convenient way to get
        Automake-provided  macros,  without having to search around.  Also, the
        aclocal mechanism is extensible for use by other packages.
        At startup, aclocal scans all the .m4 files it can  find,  looking  for
        macro  definitions.  Then it scans configure.in.  Any mention of one of
        the macros found in the first step causes that macro, and any macros it
        in turn requires, to be put into aclocal.m4.
        The  contents  of  acinclude.m4,  if  it exists, are also automatically
        included in aclocal.m4.  This is useful for incorporating local  macros
        into configure.
        aclocal accepts the following options:
               Look  for  the  macro  files  in DIR instead of the installation
               directory.  This is typically used for debugging.
        --help Print a summary of the command line options and exit.
        -I DIR Add the directory DIR to the list of  directories  searched  for
               .m4 files.
               Cause the output to be put into FILE instead of aclocal.m4.
               Print the names of the files it examines.
               Print the version number of Automake and exit.
automake(1), and the Texinfo documentation for automake


        Automake was written primarily by David Mackenzie and Tom Tromey.  This
        manpage written by Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu>  for  the  Debian
        GNU/Linux automake package.


What does Ubuntu mean?
Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.