[Mailman-Users] Compile Problem: msgmerge/gettext wants automake 1.8?!

Aaron The Young ay at nysernet.org
Thu Oct 7 15:07:35 CEST 2004

>Solaris 8 has no msgmerge. You have to install GNU gettext.
>Or, you can download latest messages/Makefile.in from CVS
>(Release_2_1-maint branch) and restart installation from
>You can get the latest CVS for the Release_2_1-maint by
>$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/mailman \
>       co -r Release_2_1-maint mailman

Well, by deduction and some searching I was able to figure out I needed
gettext.  Thanks.

However, it appears gettext needs automake 1.8 and all I can get my hands
on is 1.8b and 1.9.  When I try to run make, I get:

% make
  cd . && /bin/ksh /usr/local/src/gettext-0.14.1/config/missing --run 
automake-1.8 --gnu
/usr/local/src/gettext-0.14.1/config/missing[46]: automake-1.8:  not found
WARNING: `automake-1.8' is needed, and you do not seem to have it handy on your
          system.  You might have modified some files without having the
          proper tools for further handling them.  Check the `README' file,
          it often tells you about the needed prerequirements for installing
          this package.  You may also peek at any GNU archive site, in case
          some other package would contain this missing `automake-1.8' program.
make: *** [Makefile.in] Error 1

% automake --version
automake (GNU automake) 1.8b

I've tried 1.9 and it still gives me this error.  Is there someway to get 
this or can you direct me to where I might find automake 1.8 nowadays?



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