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 13.1.1 Information sources
 Once it is clear that a new port is necessary, you'll generally need the
 following information:
 canonical system name
      You need the output of `config.guess' for this system, so that you
      can make changes to the libtool configuration process without
      affecting other systems.
 man pages for `ld' and `cc'
      These generally describe what flags are used to generate PIC, to
      create shared libraries, and to link against only static
      libraries.  You may need to follow some cross references to find
      the information that is required.
 man pages for `', `rtld', or equivalent
      These are a valuable resource for understanding how shared
      libraries are loaded on the system.
 man page for `ldconfig', or equivalent
      This page usually describes how to install shared libraries.
 output from `ls -l /lib /usr/lib'
      This shows the naming convention for shared libraries on the
      system, including which names should be symbolic links.
 any additional documentation
      Some systems have special documentation on how to build and install
      shared libraries.
    If you know how to program the Bourne shell, then you can complete
 the port yourself; otherwise, you'll have to find somebody with the
 relevant skills who will do the work.  People on the libtool mailing
 list are usually willing to volunteer to help you with new ports, so
 you can send the information to them.
    To do the port yourself, you'll definitely need to modify the
 `libtool.m4' macros in order to make platform-specific changes to the
 configuration process.  You should search that file for the `PORTME'
 keyword, which will give you some hints on what you'll need to change.
 In general, all that is involved is modifying the appropriate
 configuration variables ( libtool script contents).
    Your best bet is to find an already-supported system that is similar
 to yours, and make your changes based on that.  In some cases, however,
 your system will differ significantly from every other supported system,
 and it may be necessary to add new configuration variables, and modify
 the `' script accordingly.  Be sure to write to the mailing
 list before you make changes to `', since they may have advice
 on the most effective way of accomplishing what you want.
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