Re: Bug#397939: Lintian: outdated-autotools-helper-file
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 04:02:41PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Note that libtool is an unusual case here and isn't the same as Autoconf
> or Automake. The files included in the package (libtool.m4 and ltmain.sh)
> are not generated files in the same sense. Running libtoolize basically
> just copies those files from the installed libtool into the package.
libtool.m4 is included via aclocal (unless you're not using automake),
and then processed into configure by autoconf (unless you're not using
So if you build-dep on autoconf and automake and try to use sources
written for libtool 2.1, everything will break horribly even if you keep
the static libtool files the same.
We have been stuck with libtool 1.5 for 4 years.