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I encountered some problems when compiling gutenprint-5.2.9.tar.bz2:

./extract-strings `cat xml-stamp | sed -e 's;^;./;'` > xmli18n-tmp.h.tmp
/lib/ld-linux-armhf.so.3: No such file or directory
Makefile:827: recipe for target 'xmli18n-tmp.h' failed
make[4]: *** [xmli18n-tmp.h] Error 255

I’m building on Ubuntu 16.04, using the cc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-4.7-2012.12-20121214_linux cross-compiler.

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Gutenprint doesn’t support cross-compiling: its build process compiles tools which it later needs to run, without distinguishing between the host compiler and the target compiler. In fact, even its configure script isn’t cross-compiler-friendly since it relies on host-specific configuration tools.

The specific error you’re seeing means that extract-strings was cross-compiled for armhf, so it needs the ld-linux-armhf.so.3 ELF interpreter; but that’s not available on your system.

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  • I unpacked the x86 and arm versions, then compiled x86, and ported the x86 tools to the arm.
    – Gengle Lou
    Jul 11, 2019 at 8:20

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