request consideration for aclocal.m4 modification

Bill Fassler bill.fassler at
Fri Feb 29 09:55:48 EST 2008

Etan et al

I am using Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu 7.10 and it would seem to me that my build environment is up to date.

automake (GNU automake) 1.10
autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.61
libtoolize (GNU libtool) 1.5.24
intltoolize (GNU intltool) 0.36.2

I've built (cross-compiled) almost a dozen open source applications such as Konqueror, Link, email clients, mplayer, mp3play, etc and I also 
cross-compiled all the dependent libraries needed for pidgin/finch:

 - libiconv-1.12 
 - gettext-0.16.1 
 - libxml2-2.6.31 
 - libtasn1-1.2 
 - libgpg-error-1.6
 - libgcrypt-1.4
 - glib-2.13.5
 - gnutls-2.2.2

I experience absolutely no problems until I try to compile pidgin/finch.
I know this isn't any kind of real professional analysis nor is it definitive proof of anything, but since I don't have any problems with anything other than Pidgin/Finch I have a hard time accepting the fact that the problem(s) are solely with my environment.

I have no problem making the mods manually to get a shared finch executable and continue my attempts to obtain a 100% stand-alone static finch executable.  Despite numerous attempts I have yet to get Finch to cross-compile statically.  I am sure you think this is my environment also, even though I can get static builds of all other open source applications I am using.

I was only trying to provide constructive feedback here.


Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote: On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 10:21 -0800, Bill Fassler wrote:
> I see this error:
> make[3]: Entering directory
> `/home/vocal/project/blackfin-svn-trunk/bf561-vphone/archive/uClinux-wchar/user/pidgin-first/libpurple'
> Making all in gconf
> make[4]: Entering directory
> `/home/vocal/project/blackfin-svn-trunk/bf561-vphone/archive/uClinux-wchar/user/pidgin-first/libpurple/gconf'
> LC_ALL=C ../../intltool-merge -s -u
> -c ../../po/.intltool-merge-cache ../../po
> purple.schemas
> Possible unintended interpolation of @INTLTOOL_ICONV in string
> at ../../intltool-merge line 96.
> Global symbol "@INTLTOOL_ICONV" requires explicit package name
> at ../../intltool-merge line 96.
> BEGIN not safe after errors--compilation aborted
> at ../../intltool-merge line 263.
> make[4]: *** [purple.schemas] Error 9

What versions of autoconf and automake are you using?



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