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Problems during configuration


I am trying to compile the latest dpkg source distribution that I found in
the net. Unfortunately the config script fails. Below are the relevant
bits of the log file. Can you give me an idea of what is going wrong

   Detlev Zundel


This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

configure:581: checking for gcc
configure:782: checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works
configure:3038: checking for msgfmt
configure:3072: checking for dcgettext
configure:3127: checking for gmsgfmt
configure:3159: checking for xgettext
configure:3199: gcc -o conftest -g -O2   conftest.c  1>&5
/tmp/cca026891.o: In function `main':
/usr/local/src/dpkg- undefined reference to `_nl_msg_cat_cntr'
configure: failed program was:
#line 3191 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"

int main() {
extern int _nl_msg_cat_cntr;
			       return _nl_msg_cat_cntr
; return 0; }
configure:3645: checking for catalogs to be installed
configure:3752: checking for /usr/bin/perl
configure:5223: checking GCC warning flag(s) -Wwrite-strings
configure:5271: checking GCC warning flag(s) -Wpointer-arith
configure:5319: checking GCC warning flag(s) -Wimplicit -Wnested-externs

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