On Tue, 29 Apr 2008, Marco Grazzi wrote:
I am using gretl (compiled from the cvs) on linux-gentoo.
When I run gretl I get the following error messages
set_lcnumeric: getenv("LANG") gave NULL
This presumably means that the LANG environment variable is not
set on your system. You could try, at a command prompt,
and see what you get. I don't think this is a big problem for
gretl, though it seems unusual. You'll get gretl in English, with
'.' as decimal separator.
For reference, on my system I get:
waverley:~/src/build$ echo $LANG
get_gretl_charset gave (null)
That's OK, it just means you're using UTF-8.
help file /usr/local/share/gretl/gretlcmd.hlp is not accessible
help file /usr/local/share/gretl/gretlgui.hlp is not accessible
Apparently, the help files are not in the repository...
That's right, these two files are auto-generated so they're not in
the CVS repository (though they are in the release tarball). To
build them, add the flag --enable-build-doc when doing
If the "build-doc" requirements are too onerous (XML amd XSL
stuff), you could grab the .hlp files from the release tarball
(currently gretl-1.7.4.tar.bz2) and install them in
Hope this helps.