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SubjectRe: [KCONFIG] Can't compile 2.6.12 without Gettext
On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 01:30:41PM +0900, Jerome Pinot wrote:

> Hi,

Hi Jerome,

> I didn't see much informations about this.
>
> It's not possible to "make {,menu}config" and even to compile a 2.6.12
> kernel if there is no or partially installed Gettext on the system.
>
> Full Gettext is *required* to launch the kbuild scripts since the
> modifications to add i18n to the config scripts.
>
> Not all system have gettext, I'm thinking about small or embedded
> system with specific toolchain. For example, uClibc is widely used but
> as still a partial nls support.
>
> Anyway, this should not be required for compiling a kernel. At least
> an option to pass to make which override the default behavior could
> solve the issue.
>
> Moreover, the script doesn't do any sanity check about the system
> (there is no configure script of course) and just try to catch the
> gettext binaries he founds first. There is a hard-coded filename too.
>
> Seems dangerous to me and should not be allowed by default.
>
> Am I misleading ?

are you using an ftp.kernel.org 2.6.12 kernel or a vendor kernel?

If it's an ftp.kernel.org kernel, please send the exact error messages
you are seeing.

> Jerome Pinot

cu
Adrian

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