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       libtoolize - add libtool support to your package


       libtoolize [OPTION]...


       The ‘libtoolize’ program provides a standard way to add libtool support
       to your  package.   In  the  future,  it  may  implement  better  usage
       checking, or other features to make libtool even easier to use.


       libtoolize accepts the following options:

              Work silently, and assume that Automake libtool support is used.

              ‘libtoolize --automake’ is used by Automake to add libtool files
              to   your   package,  when  ‘AC_PROG_LIBTOOL’  appears  in  your

       --copy, -c
              Copy files from the libtool data directory rather than  creating

              Enable verbose shell tracing

       --dry-run, -n
              Don’t  run  any commands that modify the file system, just print
              them out.

       --force, -f
              Replace existing libtool files.  By default, ‘libtoolize’  won’t
              overwrite existing files.

       --help Display a help message and exit.

       --ltdl Install libltdl in a subdirectory of your package.

              Add the file ‘libltdl.tar.gz’ to your package.

              Print ‘libtoolize’ version information and exit.

              If  ‘libtoolize’ detects an explicit call to ‘AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR’
              in your ‘’, it will put the files in  the  specified

              ‘libtoolize’  displays  hints for adding libtool support to your
              package, as well.


       libtool(1), automake(1)
       ‘libtool’, ‘libtoolize’ and ‘automake’ are  fully  documented  via  the
       Info system.


       This  manual  page  was written by Frederic Lepied <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by  others).   It  was
       updated  by  Ossama  Othman <> and updated for Libtool
       1.5 by Scott James Remnant <>.