6.38. Libtool-2.4.3

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: 3.0 SBU
Required disk space: 37 MB

6.38.1. Installation of Libtool

Prepare Libtool for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results (about 3.0 SBU), issue:

make check

Five tests are known to fail in the LFS build envronment, but all tests pass if rechecked after Chapter 6 is complete.

Install the package:

make install

6.38.2. Contents of Libtool

Installed programs: libtool and libtoolize
Installed libraries: libltdl.{a,so}
Installed directories: /usr/include/libltdl, /usr/share/libtool

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