6.22. Libtool-1.5.24

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: 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 16.6 MB

6.22.1. 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

6.22.2. 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