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autoreconf: failed to run autopoint: No such file or directory

autoreconf: failed to run autopoint

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Introduction

I was trying to compile a program from its source on my Ubuntu 16.04 and when I got the part where I need to execute autoconf -i, I got a bunch of autoreconf errors

autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: running: autopoint --force
Can't exec "autopoint": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.pm line 345.
autoreconf: failed to run autopoint: No such file or directory
autoreconf: autopoint is needed because this package uses Gettext

Solution

Install autopoint

In my case, I just had to install autopoint

$ sudo apt-get install autopoint

Install gettext

Just in case installing autopoint doesn’;t solve the problem for you, you might want to install gettext

$ sudo apt-get install gettext

 

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