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Old 08-28-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
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Red face Audacity 1.2.0-pre1compile problem


When i try to compile the latest version of the audio editor Audacity, make halts with this error message:

msgfmt -v -o bg/ bg.po
make[1]: msgfmt: Command not found
make[1]: *** [bg/] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/audacity-src-1.2.0-pre1/locale'
make: *** [audacity] Error 2

Does anyone have any clue about what I can do to make it compile? I really need a good audio editor!

I also tried to build the latest stable version (1.0.0-2) which would actually compile and install. However when i try to run the program, nothing would happen. No program window appears and there is no output at the console i started it from at all!

I'm running SuSE 8.0 with wxGTK-2.4.0-79 and wxGTK-devel-2.4.0-79 (which are needed by Audacity) installed if that's of any help.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Good bye!
Old 08-28-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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do a search for msgfmt on your computer if its there add it to your path if not look on freshmeat for it it looks like a program that isnt installed on your computer that the program simply expects and therefore doesnt list as a dep
Old 08-28-2003, 06:56 PM   #3
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Talking Worked!

Thanks a lot, i tried what you suggested and indeed that program was missing. Using rpmseek I found out that this program is a part of gettext. Got that, installed it and now it works!

Thanks again for the fast reply!


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