Debian specific guides

The Debian library packaging guide:

How to deal with a missing .so extension when generating libraries with libtool:

GNU Libtool and pass_all:

GNU Libtool - Updating your Debian Package

Escaping the Dependency Hell - A nice descrption of the hows and whys of the right way to do things from Steve Langasek

General guides, manuals and books that help alot

An online book on the GNU Autotools suite

The Autoconf homepage

The Automake homepage

The Libtool homepage

The M4 homepage