[Announce] GnuPG 1.2.5 build instruction update

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jul 27 19:55:06 CEST 2004

[Okay, its not my day.  I accidently hit C-c r right before sending
the mail.]


due to a problem with the gettext installation on the build machine a
little annoying bug will disturb the build process of GnuPG 1.2.5 when
doing the "make install":

  ../../scripts/mkinstalldirs: ../../scripts/mkinstalldirs: No such file
  or directory
  make[1]: *** [install-data-yes] Error 127

There is a simple workaround however:  Instead of "make install" use

  make install mkinstalldirs=`pwd`/scripts/mkinstalldirs

and it should work as expected. 

Although I always prepare distributions using "make distcheck", I
obviously forgot to do a manual install to detect non-VPATH related
build problems.  Someone should have noticed and reported this bug
with the last release candidate, which in fact was also affected by

Salve Gnus,


Werner Koch                                      <wk at gnupg.org>
The GnuPG Experts                                http://g10code.com
Free Software Foundation Europe                  http://fsfeurope.org

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