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Re: Can't exec "autopoint": No such file or directory

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Can't exec "autopoint": No such file or directory
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 23:48:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello Bruce,

* Bruce Korb wrote on Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 02:45:17AM CEST:
> I don't necessarily know that it is a "gettext" program.
> I certainly don't want to have to know.  Can this please
> trigger a message that says, "your distro packager left
> out the "gettext" stuff, so you are hosed."  It's easier
> to cope with messages like that.  Thank you.

> P.S. it is the result of running "autoreconf".

Thanks for the report, and sorry for the long delay.  Here's a cheap
patch.  Would this be sufficient?  It requires you to use -v aka.
--verbose in order to see the message.


2008-03-03  Ralf Wildenhues  <address@hidden>

        * bin/ When invoking autopoint or libtoolize,
        mention the respective package used in verbose mode.
        Report by Bruce Korb.

diff --git a/bin/ b/bin/
index fa48b20..55dc69b 100644
--- a/bin/
+++ b/bin/
@@ -363,6 +363,7 @@ sub autoreconf_current_directory ()
+      verb "$configure_ac: using Gettext";
       xsystem "$autopoint";
@@ -527,6 +528,7 @@ sub autoreconf_current_directory ()
          $libtoolize .= " --ltdl";
+      verb "$configure_ac: using Libtool";
       xsystem ($libtoolize);
       $rerun_aclocal = 1;

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