gettext need aclocal-1.8 problem

Ronald Hummelink maillist at
Wed Jun 2 00:41:51 PDT 2004

dzh wrote:

> Hello
> I'm new to LFS 5.1.
> A problem during installing gettext.
> After run  ./configure
> i just  run "make && make install "
> I got the following problem.
> Making all in autoconf-lib-link
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/mnt/lfs/sources/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link'
> cd . && /bin/sh /mnt/lfs/sources/gettext-0.14.1/config/missing --run
> aclocal-1.8 -I m4 -I ../config/m4
> /mnt/lfs/sources/gettext-0.14.1/config/missing: line 46: aclocal-1.8:
> command not found
> WARNING: `aclocal-1.8' is needed, and you do not seem to have it handy
> on your
>         system.  You might have modified some files without having the
>         proper tools for further handling them.  Check the `README' file,
>         it often tells you about the needed prerequirements for 
> installing
>         this package.  You may also peek at any GNU archive site, in case
>         some other package would contain this missing `aclocal-1.8'
> program.
> make[1]: *** [aclocal.m4] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `/mnt/lfs/sources/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link'
> make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> Does LFS need this package?
Iirc Zack winkles had a fix, but i cannot find wether he commited that 
to the book.
Was something among the lines of using make ACLOCAL="" followed by make 


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