problems with gettext-0.14.1

Allard Welter allard at
Sat Dec 4 03:51:30 PST 2004

On Friday 03 December 2004 20:36, godh8tsme wrote:
> This is my first lfs.  I have been following the book (5.1.1) very
> closely.  So far I have had very few problems.  The few I have had
> until now have been rather easy to solve.  However, I am currently
> unable to get gettext-0.14.1 to compile.  It runs ./configure fine.
> But when I go to run make I get the resulting error:
[snip error]
> I have tried the README and found nothing.  I have re-downloaded the
> package and unpacked it to a new directory.  But the problem doesn't
> change.  I know automake should install aclocal later on but in the
> mean time is there something obvious I have missed (or am missing).
> If there is please feel free to let me know.  I have reread the
> previous sections (from the chroot to the lfs directory) repeatedly
> but have not seen anything that said it would install aclocal. I
> could copy it over from the original system (Redhat 9) but that would
> seem to defeat the purpose.  Thank you in advance.

Nothing stands out shouting any obvious things. Perhaps config.log could 
provide a hint? Searching the archives with "aclocal-1.8: command not
found" gives 4 hits with two possible fix suggestions. Otherwise the 
culprit may be hidden in the chain's tools.

Good luck.

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