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bug #56529: gettext 0.20.x can only be built from git if you already have them

Submitter:  Nick Alcock <nullnix>
Submitted:  Thu 20 Jun 2019 05:21:27 PM UTC
Category:  Build Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  haible
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Tue 14 Apr 2020 12:18:28 PM UTC, comment #4: 

The fix is contained in gettext 0.20.2.

Bruno Haible <haible>
Project Administrator
Sat 05 Oct 2019 08:07:52 PM UTC, comment #3: 

That looks much nicer, indeed :) I guess I'll see how well this works when the next release rolls round...

Nick Alcock <nullnix>
Fri 04 Oct 2019 04:01:07 PM UTC, comment #2: 
Bruno Haible <haible>
Project Administrator
Sun 18 Aug 2019 09:07:39 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the report. Fixed through documentation at

It is intentional that the examples programs use the infrastructure of the latest gettext release. In previous releases, they used an out-of-date infrastructure, which was not helpful to the users and caused maintenance problems. Done through https://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=gettext.git;a=commitdiff;h=a6ddfcde29e21e5aea09df579a4e3f658e3eaae4

Bruno Haible <haible>
Project Administrator
Thu 20 Jun 2019 05:21:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

It appears gettext 0.20.x cannot be built from git if you don't already have that version of gettext, but can only be built from the tarballs. Building fails with:

Making all in examples
make[4]: Entering directory '/usr/src/gettext/x86_64-loom/shai-build/gettext-tools/examples'
Making all in po
make[5]: Entering directory '/usr/src/gettext/x86_64-loom/shai-build/gettext-tools/examples/po'
make gettext-examples.pot-update
make[6]: Entering directory '/usr/src/gettext/x86_64-loom/shai-build/gettext-tools/examples/po'
/bin/sh '/usr/src/gettext/x86_64-loom/gettext-tools/examples/po/xsmallpot.sh' '/usr/src/gettext/x86_64-loom/gettext-tools/examples/po' hello-c
autopoint: *** The AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION declaration in your configure.ac
               file requires the infrastructure from gettext-0.20 but this version
               is older. Please upgrade to gettext-0.20 or newer.
autopoint: *** Stop.
rm: cannot remove 'po/Makevars.template': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/Rules-quot': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/boldquot.sed': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/en@boldquot.header': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/en@quot.header': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/insert-header.sin': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove 'po/quot.sed': No such file or directory

This is, at the very least, unexpected, and should either be documented or fixed.

Nick Alcock <nullnix>


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