libtoolize - Man Page

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libtoolize [OPTION]...


Prepare a package to use libtool.


-c,  --copy

copy files rather than symlinking them


enable verbose shell tracing

-n,  --dry-run

print commands rather than running them

-f,  --force

replace existing files

-i,  --install

copy missing auxiliary files


install libltdl sources [default: libltdl]


equivalent to '-Wnone'


prepare ltdl for non-recursive make

-q,  --quiet

work silently


prepare ltdl for recursive make


prepare ltdl to configure and build independently

-v,  --verbose

verbosely report processing


print version information and exit

-W,  --warnings=CATEGORY

report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [all]

-h,  --help

print short or long help message

Warning categories include


show all warnings


turn off all the warnings


warnings are treated as fatal errors


show warnings about LIBTOOLIZE_OPTIONS content


show warnings about file copying and linking

The following space or comma delimited options can be passed to libtoolize via the environment variable LIBTOOLIZE_OPTIONS, unknown environment options are ignored:


enable verbose shell tracing


don't display warning messages


work silently


verbosely report processing

You must 'cd' to the top directory of your package before you run 'libtoolize'.

When reporting a bug, please describe a test case to reproduce it and include the following information:




libtoolize (GNU libtool)


automake (GNU automake) 1.15


autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.69


Written by Gary V. Vaughan <>, 2003

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.
GNU libtool home page: <>.
General help using GNU software: <>.

See Also

The full documentation for libtoolize is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and libtoolize programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info libtoolize

should give you access to the complete manual.


January 2015 libtoolize