[avahi] Is intltool a must to build Avahi?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jul 22 03:03:31 PDT 2008

On Tue, 22.07.08 16:17, Steven Ke (steven_ke at aspeedtech.com) wrote:

> Hello everybody:


> I'm fairly inexperienced with Linux and was assigned the job to implement
> zeroconfig on Linux.
> After googling, I found this project.
> I tried to run configure in preparation for cross-compiling Avahi, but
> got the "error: Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.35.0 or
> later." error message.
> I encountered more problems (XML::Parser perl module is required for
> intltool) when I tried to install intltool.

Most distributions ship it anyway. Usually something like "yum install
intltool" or "apt-get install intltool" should do the trick for you.

> Since internationalization is not required by now, I wonder whether this
> intltool checking can be disabled via running configure with disabling
> a feature or without a package in order to have a running Avahi.

The current configure code requires it. But you are of course welcome
to prepare a patch that makes this functionality optional. And I would
certainly merge it if it is clean.

Please note that a patch for this might end up being more complex than
you might think on first sight, since you might need to define _(x) to
x to make the internationalized strings without intltool/gettext work.


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