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Old 02-18-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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no gettext support in C library

Im doing my blfs 5.0 (beyond linux from scratch), and when i try to ./configure glib 2.2.3 ( i get this message

configure: error:
*** You must have either have gettext support in your C library, or use the
*** GNU gettext library. (

so, i went there, i downloaded gettext, i installed it and yet its not working.
what can i do to enable gettext support???
Old 03-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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I have this same problem, did you ever solve it? when I run make on gettext it complains about not having c# installed and suggests I install pnet. Is there a configure flag so that it just ignores c#?
Old 03-23-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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How did you do Linux From Scratch and not install Gettext? Follow the book. Good book.
Old 04-08-2004, 07:09 AM   #4
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You haven't given the release of gettext you use.
However, I have seen an error message like this while "make-ing" gettext.0.14.

In contrast, gettext.0.14.1 works without a problem.

I guess you can either change to the other version of gettext, or use an additional parameter when "configure-ing" gettext:

./configure --prefix=/tools --disable-csharp


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