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GNU Libtool
Generic library support script

Libtool is a computer programming tool from the GNU build system used for creating portable compiled libraries. It was designed to extend Automake, but can be used independently within hand-coded makefiles, as well.

The program has a consistent, portable interface to make using shared libraries simpler. Libtool supports building static libraries on all platforms. It also includes GNU libltdl, the libtool dynamic loader library.


User reference manual available from

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version 2.4.6 (stable)
released on 15 February 2015

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License:GPLv2Kelly Hopkins27 September 2010
License:GPLv2orlater with exceptionKelly Hopkins27 September 2010
License:LGPLv2.1orlaterKelly Hopkins27 September 2010

Leaders and contributors

Gary V. Vaughan Maintainer
Bob Friesenhahn Maintainer
Peter O'Gorman Maintainer
Ralf Wildenhues Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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