5.2 Writing Makefile rules for libtool
Libtool is fully integrated with Automake (see Introduction in The Automake Manual), starting with Automake version 1.2.
If you want to use libtool in a regular Makefile (or
Makefile.in), you are on your own. If you’re not using
Automake, and you don’t know how to incorporate libtool into your
package you need to do one of the following:
- Download the latest Automake distribution from your nearest GNU
mirror, install it, and start using it.
- Learn how to write Makefile rules by hand. They’re sometimes complex,
but if you’re clever enough to write rules for compiling your old
libraries, then you should be able to figure out new rules for libtool
libraries (hint: examine the Makefile.in in the tests/demo
subdirectory of the libtool distribution… note especially that it
was automatically generated from the Makefile.am by Automake).