libtoolize - manual page for libtoolize

libtoolize [OPTION]...

Prepare a package to use libtool.

copy files rather than symlinking them
enable verbose shell tracing
print commands rather than running them
replace existing files
copy missing auxiliary files
install libltdl sources [default: libltdl]
equivalent to '-Wnone'
prepare ltdl for non-recursive make
work silently
prepare ltdl for recursive make
prepare ltdl to configure and build independently
verbosely report processing
print version information and exit
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [all]
print short or long help message

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) 1.17
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.72

Written by Gary V. Vaughan <>, 2003

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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.

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