p5-locale-gettext: gettext function not found (was: Re: Gettext error prevents update)

notbot anotbot at me.com
Sun May 9 16:12:34 PDT 2010

Thank you.

I was able to fix this problem by uninstalling all ports and re-installing. Drastic, but it worked :-)

Osx 10.6.3
Xcode ; 3.2.2

I do have fink installed and so yes there are libs at /sw and others at /usr

However, the problem occurred after doing a port update with Port Authority.

Sorry, I feel I'm not being much help.

I am finding problems with each of the ports that I need : ffmpeg, inventor, etc....  but I'll post these separately once I've checked them out :-)

Again many thanks

On 9 May 2010, at 23:43, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On May 9, 2010, at 12:21, Scott Haneda wrote:
>> On May 9, 2010, at 4:06 AM, notbot wrote:
>>> Computing dependencies for p5-locale-gettext 
>>> Configuring p5-locale-gettext 
>>> Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_perl_p5-locale-gettext/work/gettext-1.05" && /opt/local/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=vendor " returned error 2 
>>> Command output: checking for gettext... no 
>>> checking for gettext in -I/opt/local/include -arch x86_64 -L/opt/local/lib -lintl...gettext function not found. Please install libintl at Makefile.PL line 18. 
>>> no 
>>> Error: Unable to upgrade port: 1 
>>> I have tried updating MacPorts, but still get same error.
>> It looks like this is nearly identical to your issue: http://cpanforum.com/threads/12249
> So is this:
> http://trac.macports.org/ticket/23378
> (p5-locale-gettext can't find gettext library)
> And this seems closely related:
> http://trac.macports.org/ticket/23755
> (p5-locale-gettext can't find gettext header)
> We've had these problems reported several times but I have never understood why it's failing to build for a few select users when it builds fine for everybody else.
> We could try the solution suggested in the cpanforum thread, only why does it build for most users already without that change?
> notbot, can you provide more info? What version of Xcode do you have? Do you have anything installed in /usr/local or /sw? Is your gettext port installed universal, and if so for what architectures? Anything else you can think of that might make your system different from others?

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