db2omf fails in directories with non-ASCII characters in the name

Bug #798092 reported by Anton Eliasson on 2011-06-16
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-doc-utils (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-doc-utils

I was trying to compile Gnote from source code that I had downloaded to ~/Hämtningar/gnote-0.7.4. (Hämtningar is Swedish for Downloads).
./configure finished without problems but 'make' gave this error:
    anton@trofast:~/Hämtningar/gnote-0.7.4$ make
    Making all in data
    Making all in icons
    Making all in libtomboy
    Making all in src
    Making all in addins
    Making all in backlinks
    Making all in bugzilla
    Making all in exporttohtml
    Making all in fixedwidth
    Making all in inserttimestamp
    Making all in noteoftheday
    Making all in printnotes
    Making all in stickynoteimport
    Making all in tomboyimport
    Making all in underline
    Making all in dbus
    Making all in po
    Making all in help
    db2omf: Could not construct the OMF subject element.
      Add a subject element to /home/anton/Hämtningar/gnote-0.7.4/help/gnote.omf.in.
    make[2]: *** [gnote-C.omf] Fel 1
    make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Fel 1
    make: *** [all] Fel 2
Some research showed that others have had similar problems while building other projects that also utilise db2omf, see http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3127965&group_id=213712&atid=1026806 and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1755039. Moving the source code to a path that only includes ASCII characters seemed to help TiBeN from the SourceForge thread. I tried this as well and the build finished without problems:
    anton@trofast:~/src/gnote-0.7.4$ make
    Making all in data
    Making all in icons
    Making all in libtomboy
    Making all in src
    Making all in addins
    Making all in backlinks
    Making all in bugzilla
    Making all in exporttohtml
    Making all in fixedwidth
    Making all in inserttimestamp
    Making all in noteoftheday
    Making all in printnotes
    Making all in stickynoteimport
    Making all in tomboyimport
    Making all in underline
    Making all in dbus
    Making all in po
    Making all in help

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-doc-utils 0.20.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-32.62-generic 2.6.32.38+drm33.16
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-32-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: c43a19076448baad41c3944df9d92f15
CheckboxSystem: 533a8038ef5a55601694b49142442fa7
Date: Thu Jun 16 10:36:02 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20110211.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=sv_SE:sv:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=sv_SE.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-doc-utils

Anton Eliasson (eliasson) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-doc-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Yvon TANGUY (vono22) wrote :

I have the same problem on Oneiric (11.10).
Putting the source in another directory with only ASCII characters, and it works well.

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