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Re: undefined reference to `libintl_gettext'

From: Nick Clifton
Subject: Re: undefined reference to `libintl_gettext'
Date: 24 Feb 2003 16:38:40 +0000
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Hi Jeremy,

> I have read in archives about this problem and the suggestions to
> use --disable-nls.
> I don't see this documented in binutils/README.

Good point - I will apply the patch below to fix this.

> Why is that the suggested work-around (instead of having it
> autodetect or link properly)?

Because it works ?  I do not know why this feature is not being
autodetected, but the whole configure/build system for binutils (and
gcc) is in a state of upheaval at the moment, so it may well be fixed
in the near future.


2003-02-24  Nick Clifton  <address@hidden>

        * README: Add paragraph about using --disable-nls.

Index: binutils/README
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/binutils/README,v
retrieving revision 1.6
diff -c -3 -p -w -r1.6 README
*** binutils/README     19 Dec 2002 22:42:38 -0000      1.6
--- binutils/README     24 Feb 2003 16:30:22 -0000
*************** To build under openVMS/AXP, see the file
*** 83,88 ****
--- 83,100 ----
+ Native Language Support
+ =======================
+ By default Native Language Support will be enabled for binutils.  On
+ some systems however this support is not present and can lead to error
+ messages such as "undefined reference to `libintl_gettext'" when
+ building there tools.  If that happens the NLS support can be disabled
+ by adding the --disable-nls switch to the configure line like this:
+       ../binutils-XXX/configure --disable-nls
  If you don't have ar

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