make check failure: missing POTFILES

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jan 28 12:47:02 EST 2013


John Ralls <jralls at> writes:

> OK, now I understand what's going on.
> The problem is that paths in POTFILES.* are like "src/bin/gnucash-bin.c" and the paths that are presented to intltool-update are "../src/po/../src/bin/gnucash-bin.c" (you can look at the list starting on line 69 of build/po/Makefile for what they actually are), and so the paths don't match.
> There will be a file named "missing" in src/po. You could move out of the way and move missing to That should fix the paths so that make check succeeds. Or you could edit build/Makefile and remove "po" from SUBDIRS, so make will ignore it.

Another option -- why not just use lndir in the build tree?  Then the
"sources" would be local.

mkdir build
cd build
lndir ../src
./configure ...
make all check (install)

> Regards,
> John Ralls

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