Trouble with ports

Peter Elsner peter at
Thu May 15 11:45:46 PDT 2003

Try installing (if you haven't already) the compatibility libs...

I've seen that error before, and after installing them, the error goes away.

Just a suggestion, not sure if it will actually work.


At 01:57 PM 5/15/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>      I am having trouble installing elm from ports, I get this message:
>   /usr/libexec/elf/ld: cannot find -lintl
>*** Error code 1
>     I did a google search and people have been experiencing this problem a
>lot when building packages from ports lately.
>     Someone recommended upgrading the ports as this has supposedly been
>     I upgraded my ports tree with cvsup, and tried building again, but get
>the same error.
>     Someone recommended I install gettext-old, as quoted here:
>" Any ideas ?
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, install gettext-old, libintl is not part of the new gettext.
> > > >"
>   so I searched in my ports collection, and cannot find a gettext-old
>package. I also searched through the ports collection on and
>cannot find any packages called gettext-old.
>   I am at a dead end. Anyone have any ideas here? I am running FreeBSD
>4.8 Release. Thanks.
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