Subject: Japanese packages (Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: None <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/1999 17:30:14 <> typed (in source-changes):
:>> 	As you may see in japanese/magicpoint, we need special "configure"
:>> 	argument for Japanese support.  This adds extra code and data (for
:>> 	unicode mapping table) into the binary.  Is it acceptable for 
:>> 	English-only users?

Is it worth having an option in mk.conf for this?  e.g. something like 
LANG_JAPANESE=yes  and then package Makefiles can make the appropriate
adjustments.  Of course, that may be a bit simplistic since in some
cases there may need to be extra files fetched and lots of ifdef'ing
to do so (but still possible), and then how would one determine package
names?  Would you still use ja-* names?

:>I'd say so. Not everyone's english-only, and why not have one package that
:>fits everyone's needs.

An example package: x11/rxvt
rxvt for non Japanese users does not want to support Japanese at all.
There can easily be a non-insignificant amount of memory usage difference
between a Japanese supported build and non Japanese supported build.
Of course, note that rxvt for Japanese is not in our pkgsrc at this time.

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