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13.1 Usage

While make is a single executable file, amake has several parts:

You will need to be able to execute amake and amake-collect, and preload libaccess. This can be accomplished in several ways, but the easiest way is to assign appropriate values to the environment variables PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

In addition, if the target cache is enabled, the target-cache subsystem is assumed to be active.

Once you can execute amake, you can enable its features by adding lines to your makefile.

First, add two variable definitions:


Assigning a value to SHELL, other than /bin/sh, causes make to execute commands in a subshell, which allows libaccess to be preloaded. Assigning a value to ACCESS_ENABLE enables automatic dependency analysis.

Then, add an sinclude directive:

     sinclude *.dep

Including the generated dependency files causes make to use the previously detected dependencies.