Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120454
intltool's Makefile.in.in incompatible with automake-1.8
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:19:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
the Makefile.in.in file distributed with intltool assumes that
mkinstalldirs script is installed by automake. This is not generally
true. In particular, automake-1.8 does not install that file. This
assumption breaks install target of generated Makefile.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run automake-1.8 on any relevant project.
2. verify that mkinstalldirs script was not created.
3. try running "make install"
Actual Results: Build will break in the translations directory (po)
with a message "mkinstalldirs: No such file or directory"
Expected Results: project should be installed correctly.
A workaround it to install an older version of automake. automake-1.7
still creates this script. I usually use a very simple bootstrap.sh
script to bootstrap balsa module of gnome CVS and it can be used to
demonstrate the problem:
glib-gettextize --force --copy || exit 1
intltoolize --copy --force --automake
aclocal || exit 1
autoheader || exit 1
libtoolize --force || exit 1
automake --foreign --add-missing --copy
autoconf || exit 1
Gimp from cvs:
checking for intltool < 0.28 or > 0.31 ... no (found version 0.30)
Versions of intltool between 0.28 and 0.31 are known to
generate incorrect XML output. Please consider using an
earlier version of intltool in order to avoid these
problems until a newer version of intltool is released.
Also, intltool-update -r fails because it tries to call
GetLanguageFromPOFile, instead of POFile_GetLanguage on line 774.
These bugs make current intltool useless. Unfortunately updated
intltool is not yet released, but when it is, update should be issued
Oh blah. Lemme see if I can get a enew intltool into FC2.
...looks like that fix is in CVS only, and a 0.31 hasn't been
released. Not much I can do unless a new intltool is released shortly.