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Re: [bug-gettext] Fwd: make fails with invalid directive errors when run

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Fwd: make fails with invalid directive errors when running ylwrap
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:59:47 +0100
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> I am trying to update gettext from the savangh git repo
> ...
> an update: I now understand that %empty is a bison specific extension
> that does not work with yacc. On my system, I have bison 2.7-11.15.

Thanks for the report. I've now updated the documentation:

> However, the ylwrap script is invoking bison with a -y option. I
> believe this instructs bison to emulate yacc which causes bison to
> object to %empty.

I don't think this is the problem. The '-y' option mostly deals with the
invocation convention, not with the extensions.

> After two aborted attempts due to a lack of dependencies
> (libtool/gperf)

We collected the dependencies in the DEPENDENCIES and HACKING files;
we didn't intend to frustrate you.

> I performed a clean, autoreconf -if

"autoreconf -if" is not the recommended step to prepare for building gettext.
See the HACKING file.


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