libtoolize man page

libtoolize — manual page for libtoolize


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

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