When I run: $ ./autogen.sh && ./configure && make
It returns: your system lacks libtoolize

Steps I took:

  • Clone Watchman

    $ git clone https:gitbub.com/facebook/watchman.git
    $ cd watchman/
  • Checkout the newest version.

    $ git checkout v4.9.0
  • Install Watchman

    $ sudo apt-get install -y autoconf automake build-essential python-dev
  • Build

    $ ./autogen.sh && ./configure && make

How to fix: your system lacks libtoolize?

1 Answer 1


It seems that there is a tool needed for running:

$ ./autogen.sh && ./configure && make

We need libtool for that job. To install libtool:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libtool

If make throws warnings: $ ./configure --enable-lenient to not have warnings yield a compilation error.

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