autoconf/automake/libtool trouble

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sat Jan 10 13:40:06 PST 2004

On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 06:54:59PM +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> AFAIK libtoolize only adds config.guess, config.sub and
> symlinks. Which of these files is responsible for guessing the shared
> library extension? Why did the old code break? I understand that auto*
> commands are needed when I change the file. But sometimes
> libtoolize --force is needed and sometimes not. What is the exact
> condition? Where in documentation is it stated?

It's because of aclocal.m4. Please see this post for a more in-depth

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