If you do not have an aclocal.m4 file in your distribution,
the simplest is to concatenate the files gettext.m4,
host-cpu-c-abi.m4, intlmacosx.m4, iconv.m4,
lib-ld.m4, lib-link.m4, lib-prefix.m4, nls.m4,
po.m4, progtest.m4 from GNU
directory into a single file.
If you already have an aclocal.m4 file, then you will have
to merge the said macro files into your aclocal.m4. Note that if
you are upgrading from a previous release of GNU
should most probably replace the macros (
etc.), as they usually
change a little from one release of GNU
gettext to the next.
Their contents may vary as we get more experience with strange systems
You should be using GNU
automake 1.9 or newer. With it, you need
to copy the files gettext.m4, host-cpu-c-abi.m4,
intlmacosx.m4, iconv.m4, lib-ld.m4, lib-link.m4,
lib-prefix.m4, nls.m4, po.m4, progtest.m4 from
gettext’s m4/ directory to a subdirectory named m4/
and add the line
ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS = -I m4
to your top level Makefile.am.
If you are using GNU
automake 1.10 or newer, it is even easier:
Add the line
ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS = --install -I m4
to your top level Makefile.am, and run ‘aclocal --install -I m4’. This will copy the needed files to the m4/ subdirectory automatically, before updating aclocal.m4.
These macros check for the internationalization support functions
and related informations. Hopefully, once stabilized, these macros
might be integrated in the standard Autoconf set, because this
m4 code will be the same for all projects using GNU