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