error trying to install pidgin

Darmis Hoskins darmish at
Thu Oct 23 18:45:05 PDT 2008

./configure: line 20015: AM_GLIB_GNU_GETTEXT: command not found
configure: error:

The msgfmt command is required to build libpurple.  If it is installed
on your system, ensure that it is in your path.  If it is not, install
GNU gettext to continue.

If you have msgfmt installed, but for some reason this error message
is still displayed, you have encountered what appears to be a bug in
third-party configure macros.  Try setting the MSGFMT environment
variable to the absolute path to your msgfmt binary and trying
configure again, like this:

MSGFMT=/path/to/msgfmt ./configure ...

make: *** [config.status] Error 1

Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

Darmis P. Hoskins
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