request consideration for aclocal.m4 modification

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Thu Jun 12 18:42:33 EDT 2008

2008/2/28 Bill Fassler <bill.fassler at>:
> Gang -
> No one responded to my last thread regarding this second modification that I
> must make in order to get finch cross-compiled to the Blackfin DSP
> architecture.
> So I will explicitly ask for the modification of aclocal.m4 although my
> patch may not necessarily be the best solution.
> 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
> and nothing as simple as running, autoreconf -i, libtoolize
> --force or intltoolize --force works in and of itself.
> I was reminded of this when I had to do a distclean in order to obtain the
> pre and post version of my config.log to help justify my request to modifiy
> Now upon a second round of experience with this, it seems like I need to
> modify aclocal.m4 and then also run libtoolize --force and intltoolize
> --force, but one thing is certain pidgin-2.3.1 will not cross compile for my
> architecture as is.

I would suggest "autoreconf -f -i" instead.

Felipe Contreras

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