6.39. Libtool-1.5.14

The Libtool package contains the GNU generic library support script. It wraps the complexity of using shared libraries in a consistent, portable interface.

Approximate build time: 1.5 SBU
Required disk space: 19.7 MB
Installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Glibc, Grep, Make, and Sed

6.39.1. Installation of Libtool

Prepare Libtool for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

6.39.2. Contents of Libtool

Installed programs: libtool and libtoolize
Installed libraries: libltdl.[a,so]

Short Descriptions


Provides generalized library-building support services


Provides a standard way to add libtool support to a package


Hides the various difficulties of dlopening libraries