Building Gettext-0.17 Error - LFS-6.5 Chapter 6.41

Antony Derham antonyderham at
Mon Oct 5 09:23:47 PDT 2009

I have not received any errors up until now by following the book. However, I have come across one when executing "make" for Gettext.

This is the error I get:

/usr/bin/ld: ../gnulib-lib/.libs/libgettextlib.a(error-progname.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
../gnulib-lib/.libs/libgettextlib.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/sources/gettext-0.17/gettext-tools/src'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/sources/gettext-0.17/gettext-tools/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/sources/gettext-0.17/gettext-tools'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/sources/gettext-0.17/gettext-tools'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

I ran

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/gettext-0.17 && make

and this is the error it gave me.

Please can someone help me!?

Thanks in advance!

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