Re: RANLIB problem

Dean Schumacher wrote:
> I'm trying to build gnome-libs on a Solaris 2.5.1 (SunOS 5.5.1)
> system and keep having problems with 'make' failing on ranlib.
> I get error messages like this:
> ranlib libintl.a
> ranlib: fatal: relocation error: file ranlib: symbol
> bindtextdomain: referenced symbol not found

It may not really a problem with ranlib.  As an aside, shouldn't
the configure scripts figure out that you're running on Solaris 2.x
and not run ranlib anyway?  That may need to be corrected.

GNOME and many apps seem to assume that gettext is built into
libc, which on non-Linux systems is not true.  I compile GNOME
apps on SGI's IRIX and face this problem all the time.

There are two possibilities - if there's a --with-included-gettext
use that, or if there isn't, then you can add -lintl to the
generated makefiles.

That usually fixes my problem.

Himanshu Gohel, gohel csee usf edu

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