[Buildroot] trouble building grep

hartleys hartleys at visionengravers.com
Wed Jun 18 23:50:16 UTC 2008

> > As far as I can tell the dependants (uclibc, gettext and libintl)
> > being built with no problem. When the make runs for grep it appears
> > get configured fine but during the actual build I get error messages

> > that I think are during the link of libgreputils.a. I get undefined 
> > reference messages for libintl_gettext at various lines in the
> > then the build stops.
> All I can offer is that the grep from busybox works fine, and doesn't
> need gettext.
> I assume you have selected BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT in the main config of
> buildroot.
> But I think the main problem is with locales (intl) and/or wchar
> dependencies missing from the uclibc config.

I've done some googling and "think" the problem has something to do with
the configure for grep.


During the configure it finds libintl.h and ends up defining
HAVE_LIBINTL_H in config.h. But none of the final links during the build
of grep include the option '-lintl' to link the library.

According to the website above, this has something to do with @INTLLIBS@
in Makefile.in but my knowledge of how the autoconf stuff works is
pretty limited so I'm not sure how to fix it.

Can anyone offer any help?


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