10.43. Libtool-2.4 64 Bit

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

10.43.1. Installation of Libtool

The following config.cache entry overrides the default search path, which does not take multilib into account:

echo "lt_cv_sys_dlsearch_path='/lib64 /usr/lib64 /usr/local/lib64 /opt/lib64'" > config.cache

Prepare Libtool for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD64}" ./configure --prefix=/usr \
   --libdir=/usr/lib64 --cache-file=config.cache

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make check.

Install the package:

make install

Prepare libtool to be wrapped by the multiarch wrapper. Libtool by itself is not multilib aware:

mv -v /usr/bin/libtool{,-64}
ln -s multiarch_wrapper /usr/bin/libtool

10.43.2. 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