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Re: [bug-gettext] Compiled Gettext Binaries are Corrupted

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Compiled Gettext Binaries are Corrupted
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:39:44 +0200
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Jordan Irwin wrote:
> I have tried compiling both version & 0.20.1 on my Windows system.
> 0.20.1 compiled successfully, but the executables *msgfmt.exe*,
> *msgmerge.exe*, & *xgettext.exe* all segfault. So, I decided to try
> downgrading to v0.19.8.1. This one fails ...

Version 0.20.1 is the one to look at. There have been many Windows-specific
fixes between and 0.20.1; I won't explain them here one-by-one.

> I am on Windows 10 64-bit compiling under the MSYS2/MinGW-w64 environment
> <https://www.msys2.org/>. Any help is much appreciated.

Read the INSTALL.windows file. You will see that the MSYS2 build environment
is not supported. Choose one of the supported ones.

Note also that Michele Locati provides precompiled binaries of GNU gettext
for Windows, at


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