How to Install Libtool on Ubuntu 24.04 – Step-by-step

April 17, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 24.04 Installing Libtool – QuickStart Guide

Are you looking to install Libtool in Ubuntu 24.04 Noble LTS GNU/Linux? This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process.

GNU Libtool serves as a generic library support script, streamlining the utilization of shared libraries by offering a consistent and portable interface.

Integrating Libtool into your project is simple. Just add the new generic library building commands to your Makefile, Makefile.in, or Makefile.am. For more detailed instructions, refer to the GNU Libtool Documentation.

About Libtool Easiness

The main difficulty is that different Vendors have different views of what Libraries are,/nand none of the Packages that were examined seemed to be confident enough to settle on a single Paradigm that just works.

Ideally, libtool would be a Standard that would be implemented as series of extensions/nand modifications to existing Library Systems to make them work consistently.

However, it is not an easy task to convince Operating System Developers to mend their Evil Ways, and people want to build shared Libraries right now, even on buggy, broken, confused operating systems.

For this reason, libtool was designed as an independent shell script. It isolates the problems and inconsistencies in Library building that plague Makefile writers by wrapping the Compiler Suite on different Platforms with a consistent, powerful Interface.

With luck, libtool will be useful to and used by the GNU community, and that the lessons that were learned in writing it will be taken up by Designers of future Library Systems.

Finally, this guide includes detailed instructions about to Getting-Started with Libtool on Ubuntu.

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  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    How to QuickStart with Command Line on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Bash Shell Ubuntu QuickStart Guide

    First, Update the Apt Repo Sources with:

    sudo apt update
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  2. 2. Installing Libtool

    Now to Install Libtool on Ubuntu
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install libtool libtool-bin

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