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  1. Wget
  2. Untar file as tar -zxvf gettext-0.12.1.tar.gz
  3. cd to the directory containing the package's source code and type ./configure to configure the package for your system. If you're using csh on an old version of System V, you might need to type sh ./configure instead to prevent csh from trying to execute configure itself.

Running configure takes awhile. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

  1. Type make to compile the package.
  2. Optionally, type make check to run any self-tests that come with the package.
  3. Type make install to install the programs and any data files and documentation.
  4. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing make clean. To also remove the files that configure created (so you can compile the package for a different kind of computer), type make distclean. There is also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came with the distribution.


There might be an issue when running step 4, do the following if you get the error and restart from step 4:

stpncpy.c:34: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before numeric constant
stpncpy.c:34: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘!=’ token
stpncpy.c:34: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘?’ token
make[4]: *** [stpncpy.lo] Error 1
make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

In the 34 line of .//gettext-tools/gnulib-lib/stpncpy.c:

Modify __stnpcpy (char *dest, const char *src, size_t n) to __stpcpy (char *dest, const char *src, size_t n)


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