I'm trying to cross-compile Apache httpd for ARM. Here what I did:

$ sudo apt install libtool
$ git clone https://github.com/apache/httpd.git
$ cd httpd
$ svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/apr/trunk srclib/apr
$ ./buildconf

The output is:

found apr source: srclib/apr
rebuilding srclib/apr/configure
buildconf: checking installation...
buildconf: python version 3.5.6 (ok)
buildconf: autoconf version 2.69 (ok)
buildconf: libtool not found.
           You need libtool version 1.4 or newer installed
           to build APR from SVN.
./buildconf failed for apr

But libtool is installed:

$ sudo apt install libtool
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
libtool is already the newest version (2.4.6-0.1).
  • What were your next steps to build it for ARM ? I need to do the same
    – martin-g
    Dec 29, 2019 at 12:01

1 Answer 1


/usr/bin/libtool is provided by the package libtool-bin → File search : https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=contents&keywords=usr%2Fbin%2Flibtool

Package search : https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=libtool-bin&searchon=names

$ sudo apt install libtool-bin

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