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Several projects that I am trying to build from scratch appear to need msgfmt in order to build. They all fail.

However, when I try to run it directly on the command line I get:

$ msgfmt
msgfmt: error while loading shared libraries: libgettextsrc-0.18.1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I have gettext installed, but it seems to be 0.18.3 instead of 0.18.1:

ii gettext 0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3 amd64 GNU Internationalization utilities ii gettext-base 0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3

Ubuntu version is:

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

Release: 14.04

Codename: trusty


Edit:

$ apt-cache policy gettext
gettext:
   Installed: 0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3
   Candidate: 0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3
   Version table:
    *** 0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3 0
   500 http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
   100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
   0.18.3.1-1ubuntu2 0
   500 http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

And then

$ ls -la $(which msgfmt)
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 79104 Jul 13 09:14 /opt/bitnami/common/bin/msgfmt
  • ls /usr/bin/msgfmt gives /usr/bin/msgfmt? – A.B. Aug 27 '15 at 19:38
  • Yes, it does. Ah! That sounds suspicious.... Hmm. – Peter K. Aug 27 '15 at 19:53
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You have the right gettext package installed, but your PATH is a bit inconvenient and therefore you use the "wrong" msgfmt.


The path /opt/bitnami/common/bin should be after /usr/bin and so on. Place /opt/bitnami/common/bin at the end of your PATH settings.

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