[aur-general] gettext and intl directory

Doug Newgard scimmia22 at outlook.com
Sat Jul 27 12:04:12 EDT 2013

> From: chirantan.ekbote at gmail.com
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:53:59 -0700
> Subject: [aur-general] gettext and intl directory
> Hello,
> I am the maintainer for the git version of Midnight Commander[1]. Since
> the release of gettext 0.18.3, building midnight commander fails with
> the following error:
> configure.ac:497: error: required file 'intl/Makefile.in' not found
> Makefile.am:4: error: required directory ./intl does not exist
> lib/Makefile.am: installing 'config/depcomp'
> parallel-tests: installing 'config/test-driver'
> automake failed to generate Makefile.in
> It seems that gettext is not creating the intl directory, which is
> required by mc. If I downgrade to gettext and try to build,
> then it seems that the intl directory is properly created and the build
> succeeds. My question is: since this change of behavior happens with the
> latest version, is this a bug with gettext or with midnight commander?
> I am not very familiar with gettext and I haven't been able to find any
> relevant documentation on the internets so any insight would be very
> useful.
> Thank you,
> Chirantan
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mc-git/

Looks like a bug in gettext, already fixed upstream:

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