building xorg

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue Jun 17 13:39:39 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
> Great, that makes sense and I can/will do it.  OK, I stopped my build to get the
>  Mesa stuff straightened out, and found from the listing that it wasn't building
> with gettext.  I have gettext on my machine, so I was a bit puzzled.  I noticed
> (in checking where the gettext.pc was) 2 items:  First, my gettext version was
> slightly out of date, and the gettext build didn't have a .pc file in it.

Nothing in xorg uses a gettext library. What might be happening is
that the msgfmt and/or msgcat programs are needed to compile
translations catalogs. These would have to be in your PATH. Probably
this isn't a big deal, but could you show the error you're getting?


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