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Re: Problems during configuration

On 3 Oct 1998, Guy Maor wrote:

> Detlev Zundel <ua3m@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:
> > 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
> > there?
> I think you snipped the wrong part of the log.  This doesn't tell very
> much:

I am sorry - I did indeed include the right thing. I included the
beginning of the file only to show the context... probably redundant.
My fault. Anyway - the problem is 

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

> Anyway, look at the file debian/README.compile in the source tree.  It
> lists all the other software you will need to build it.

I am sorry. I am not building this on a debian system - so I will not be
able to install the debian packages (i guess they are debian packages)  -
that's why I try to compile dpkg.

So could you give me a short hint, what's missing here? Is it ok for the
configure script to fail graceless in this case while trying to link ''
(the empty string) to './' ?

> Guy


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