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 13 What Goes in a Distribution
 The `dist' target in the generated `' can be used to
 generate a gzip'd `tar' file for distribution.  The tar file is named
 based on the `PACKAGE' and `VERSION' variables; more precisely it is
 named `PACKAGE-VERSION.tar.gz'.  You can use the `make' variable
 `GZIP_ENV' to control how gzip is run.  The default setting is `--best'.
    For the most part, the files to distribute are automatically found by
 Automake: all source files are automatically included in a distribution,
 as are all `'s and `'s.  Automake also has a
 built-in list of commonly used files which, if present in the current
 directory, are automatically included.  This list is printed by
 `automake --help'.  Also, files which are read by `configure' (i.e. the
 source files corresponding to the files specified in the `AC_OUTPUT'
 invocation) are automatically distributed.
    Still, sometimes there are files which must be distributed, but which
 are not covered in the automatic rules.  These files should be listed in
 the `EXTRA_DIST' variable.  You can mention files from subdirectories
 in `EXTRA_DIST'.  You can also mention a directory there; in this case
 the entire directory will be recursively copied into the distribution.  
    If you define `SUBDIRS', Automake will recursively include the
 subdirectories in the distribution.  If `SUBDIRS' is defined
 conditionally ( Conditionals), Automake will normally include all
 directories that could possibly appear in `SUBDIRS' in the
 distribution.  If you need to specify the set of directories
 conditionally, you can set the variable `DIST_SUBDIRS' to the exact
 list of subdirectories to include in the distribution.  
    Occasionally it is useful to be able to change the distribution
 before it is packaged up.  If the `dist-hook' target exists, it is run
 after the distribution directory is filled, but before the actual tar
 (or shar) file is created.  One way to use this is for distributing
 files in subdirectories for which a new `' is overkill:
              mkdir $(distdir)/random
              cp -p $(srcdir)/random/a1 $(srcdir)/random/a2 $(distdir)/random
    Automake also generates a `distcheck' target which can be help to
 ensure that a given distribution will actually work.  `distcheck' makes
 a distribution, and then tries to do a `VPATH' build.  
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