Problems building libintl

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Fri Dec 23 09:10:02 PST 2005

:Sorry if this is a repost, but the last 2 posts never appeared on the list,

    Hmm.   I think I saw something in the -command logs.... 

    Yup.  You posted the emails to users-command@ instead of users at .
:I'm trying to install xfce4 on yesterday's dfly snapshot.  When it couldn't
:find libintl, I tried to install it again as a package, and while it was
:listed in the contents in the pkg database under /var/db/pkg/gettext-lib,
:xfce4 couldn't find  So I tried to build it from scratch, but
:./configure produced the error 'compiler unable to create executables.'
:What the heck could this be?
:Jonathon McKitrick

    I'm not sure what that error is but I wonder if it is related to a bug
    that was in the daily ISO's for two days where the pkg_* binaries 
    installed by the ISO had the wrong embedded paths.  Try this:

	strings /usr/pkg/sbin/pkg_add | fgrep tar

    You should see strings like:


    If you see strings like /usr/release/... then you caught the bug.
    Re-bootstrapping pkgsrc (manually, not from the broken ISO) should
    fix it. 

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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