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bug #44808: gettext configure fails without a C++ compiler

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 11 Apr 2015 10:06:10 AM UTC  
Category: BuildSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Works For Me
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed: Closed

Tue 02 Jan 2018 07:22:00 PM UTC, comment #2:

Works fine for me as well, with the current source code from the git repository.

Bruno Haible <haible>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 13 Apr 2015 01:32:41 AM UTC, comment #1:

The patch looks okay, but I don't think the original code fails when no C++ compiler is available. Regarding C++, libasprintf/configure.ac only invokes AC_PROG_CXX, which doesn't make the entire configure phase fail. I tried that on NetBSD (guessed from your patch header) after removing g++ and c++, but couldn't reproduce the problem.

Could you paste the actual error?

Daiki Ueno <ueno>
Project Administrator
Sat 11 Apr 2015 10:06:10 AM UTC, original submission:

If no C++ compiler is available, the configure phase of gettext-0.19.4 fails, even when you give the "--disable-c++" option to the main configure script. This is because the libasprintf configure (which does need C++) is run unconditionally, even when gettext-runtime/configure has decided not to build libasprintf.

The attached patch makes the AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS conditional on libasprintf enabled.



Attached Files
file #33636:  patch-gettext-runtime_configure.ac added by None (407B - application/octet-stream - proposed patch)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 02 Jan 2018 07:22:00 PM UTChaibleStatusNone=>Works For Me
      Assigned toNone=>haible
    Sun 27 Nov 2016 12:01:40 PM UTChaibleCategoryNone=>Build
    Sat 11 Apr 2015 10:06:10 AM UTCNoneAttached File-=>Added patch-gettext-runtime_configure.ac, #33636

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