I'm trying to install software and the autoreconf fails because libtoolize is not installed on my system. I don't have root access on this system, but I need to install libtoolize.

How can I install libtoolize? What source code package provides this?


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The software package is libtool : https://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/


This solves the problem: sudo apt-get install libtool

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    "I don't have root access on this system". I interpret this as they don't have the ability to use sudo to gain the root privileges necessary to use apt-get.
    – Kusalananda
    Jan 8, 2021 at 11:49

You can download libtool from https://ftp.wayne.edu/gnu/libtool/. Unzip it, and build it with make, and if you get something like this error (which you probably will, giving that it is not in your PATH:

error: libtoolize not working, re-run with LIBTOOLIZE=/path/to/libtoolize
       LIBTOOLIZE is currently ""

You just set that environment variable if you get something like that, or if you don't have the option to set a variable like that, you can just add the binary's folder to your path

EDIT: I don't understand the downvote. He said he didn't have root access, so how could he install the libtoolize package

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