Glibc fails make check

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Sun Dec 5 14:45:07 PST 2004


Jon Fullmer wrote:

>(sorry, I accidentally sent this message the first time before I was
>finished):
>
>I¹ve seen this posted before, but no one has posted an answer (assuming
>there is one).  I've been following the instructions for LFS 5.1.1 very
>religiously.  I've made it all the way to Chapter 6, when you need to
>compile the glibc.  I'm using the "glibc-2.3.3-lfs-5.1" package.  The
>configure goes fine, and the make appears to go fine (couldn't find any
>mention of errors).
>
>When I issue a "make check", it goes for a while, but then comes up with:
>
>/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de.msg:4682: invalid character: message ignored
>/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de.msg:4685: invalid character: message ignored
>/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de.msg:4688: invalid character: message ignored
>/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de.msg:4695: invalid character: message ignored
>/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de.msg:4698: invalid character: message ignored
>make[2]: *** [/sources/glibc-build/catgets/de/libc.cat] Error 1
>make[2]: Leaving directory `/sources/glibc-2.3.3-lfs-5.1/catgets'
>make[1]: *** [catgets/tests] Error 2
>make[1]: Leaving directory `/sources/glibc-2.3.3-lfs-5.1'
>make: *** [check] Error 2
>
>On checking Google, they mentioned that there was a problem with
>glibc-2.2.x, in which you had to specify a value for LC_ALL.  I tried this:
>
>export LC_ALL=en_US
>
>Cleared the glibc-build directory, deleted the source, re-extracted the tar
>ball, ran the configure again, ran the make again, ran the make check again,
>and still got the same result.
>
>Has anyone else run into this?  Is there a solution?  Should I be worried
>about this?
>
> - Jon Fullmer
>
>  
>
Couple of possibilities here.  My first thought would be that either you 
didn't install the locales properly when you built glibc in chapter 
5...or something went wrong with your chapter 5 gettext installation.  
That's about all I can really think of that might be a problem.

-J-



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