scons install fails OS X

I am compiling ardour on OSX Leopard. I used MacPorts for all but a few packages (liblo, lrdf).
I was able to succesfully run scons, however scons install fails:

scons: done reading SConscript files.
scons: Building targets …
po_builder([“libs/ardour/el_GR.po”], [“libs/ardour/po/el_GR.po”, “libs/ardour/libardour2.pot”])
Updating libs/ardour/el_GR.po
… done.
msgmerge: `libs/ardour/el_GR.po’: No such file or directory
scons: *** [libs/ardour/el_GR.po] Error 1
scons: building terminated because of errors.

The file el_GR.po actually resides in libs/ardour/po/ but I have no idea how to point it to the right place (nor whether or not the solution is that simple).

Anyone have any insight?

OK, I have the exactly same problem on OS X 10.5.1. You can work around it by disabling internationalization support while building ardour:
scons NLS=no

This bug will be fixed in gettext 0.18. See

Until then, if you want to install ardour with natural language support, set the environment variable VERSION_CONTROL=off at install time.