[Aboriginal] "sh: gettext: command not found" during host compile

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Jul 11 17:24:12 PDT 2011

On 07/11/2011 01:34 PM, Matthew J Fletcher wrote:
> On 11/07/11 12:36, Rob Landley wrote:
>> On 07/10/2011 02:02 AM, Matthew J Fletcher wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I get this printed several thousand times during compile, it does not
>>> seem to effect the build process, i.e for various targets it runs to
>>> completion.
>> Um, during compile of what?  While building a system image on a host?
>> Or while building another source package natively under a system image?
> Almost everything. I started following the FAQ on debug_logging and
> quickly noticed that even "more/record-commands.sh" outputed "sh:
> gettext: command not found"

Huh.  Why does it _think_ you have gettext?  If you ran host-tools.sh
there shouldn't be one in build/host.  (Check your build/host to see if
you have one?)

Do "which gettext" and see what it finds?  And if you can run it?

> stripping that script right down to,..
> #!/bin/bash
> source sources/include.sh || exit 1
> $CC --version
> my output is,..
> [mfletcher at purplebox aboriginal-1.0.2]$ more/record-commands.sh
> sh: gettext: command not found
> gcc (GCC) 4.4.3
> Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
> interesting,.. not using $CC and doing /usr/bin/gcc --version in the
> script does not complain about gettext.

Sigh.  Ubuntu made its horrible wrapper script even worse, didn't it?

Do you suppose it has any connection to this old commit?


> But inside include.sh all CC is just "export_if_blank CC=cc" and my 'cc'
> is just a symlink to /usr/bin/gcc
> I think i am lost.

Ubuntu turned gcc into a perl script that calls gcc.  (Yes really.)
Sounds like Mandrake might have done the same thing, if so I'll have to
install a copy here and fix it...

Now you see why I go to such great lengths to sanitize the host
environment.  Because they keep coming up with new ways to be CRAZY.  I
can work around everything but the host toolchain by building busybox (I
spent several years implementing working versions of things like "sort"
and "sed" and "patch" and "mount" in busybox), but unfortunately you
need a compiler to build a compiler...

>>> How would i go about finding what sh is trying to invoke ?
>> I have infrastructure that wraps all the command line utilities and
>> saves a log of every command line called, in order.  It's described here:
>>    http://landley.net/aboriginal/FAQ.html#debug_logging

Note that shell scripts which call #!/stuff bypass the $PATH and thus my
wrapper won't catch those.



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