Install automake by entering the following commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install automake
Tool for generating GNU Standards-compliant Makefiles
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.