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Old 11-25-2005, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question Alsa-utils failing make stage: "cannot stat `'", I think I need xgettext

I am trying to install the alsa-utils, and during the make stage I get an error like this:

make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-utils-1.0.10/alsaconf/po'
mv: cannot stat `': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [] Error 1
I checked that directory and I have a file called, but nothing called

I have found several other people who had this problem, and I found that I need to install xgettext to fix this. Sure enough I look up towards the beginning of make and see:
checking for xgettext... no

My question is how do I install this? I tried to install gettext, which according to the website I got it from says it provides xgettext, although it still fails the check for xgettext, and when I type:

"whereis xgettext"

it just returns

"xgettext: ".

I dont think its installed, and I dont know where to get it.
Old 05-14-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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package gettext

On Ubuntu all I did was:

apt-get install gettext

This installed the program 'msgfmt' (GNU) that was needed during the alsa driver install. After this, things went smoothly.
Old 10-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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i did a ./configure --disable-nls


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