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Pre Make Kit

Pre Make Kit (PMK) aims to be a BSD alternative to GNU autoconf, GNU libtool, and pkg-config. It uses data files instead of scripts to limit the spreading of trojans in software packages. It's designed to be easy to use for users and developers. For better portability and efficiency, all of the components are written in C. Requirements are a POSIX system, a C compiler, a POSIX shell, and a make tool.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Mar 2008 21:20

    Release Notes: This release fixes some important defects in pmk/pmksetup and pmkpc.

    •  03 Dec 2007 21:59

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  15 Apr 2007 18:48

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  24 Dec 2006 18:56

          Release Notes: This release is mainly to fix a bug on Gentoo and Ubuntu (and possibly other Linux distributions).

          •  21 Nov 2006 01:10

            Release Notes: This release is the result of 17 months of hard work to enhance the support of shared libraries and to make pmkscan a premium tool that makes autoconf compatibility useless.

            Recent comments

            02 Sep 2006 08:07 coudercd

            not dead
            and to prove that you will find a new snapshot soon that will contain our latest work on shared library support in pmk and pmkscan.

            Have fun !

            06 Aug 2005 08:36 coudercd

            Re: Last changes on pmkscan
            Samples have been updated. The pmkscan tool is near from the desired state of the next release.

            Have fun !

            05 Jul 2005 14:25 coudercd

            Last changes on pmkscan
            The pmkscan tool has been greatly improved lately. It is now generating both pmkfile and makefile from source scanning.

            So a new page has been created to show what this tool is now able to do. You can already look at the two latest samples at the following URL :


            Those samples have been done with the latest sources (posterior to the latest snapshot).

            10 Sep 2004 10:25 coudercd

            Re: CVS statistics


            The right URl is (

            29 Aug 2004 05:39 coudercd

            CVS statistics
            As sourceforge is unable to provide CVS statistics since a long time now we decided to provide our own statistics.

            Unfortunately they are updated manually as sourceforge does not provide any way to such process.

            Anyway those statistics would be interesting for people that want to follow the developement process of pmk:



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