Subject: dependency to gettext
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/01/2000 02:57:40
there are so many dependencies to gettext, which are not really
necessary. for example, devel/bison builds just fine even if we
remove dependency to gettext. devel/bison will fall back to:
- use libintl shipped with bison itself
- use pre-generated po/*.gmo files (msgfmt is not required)
for the former point, it may be important to depend onto devel/gettext,
as devel/gettext includes some security fixes. actually we now have
/usr/lib/libintl.a, and we should be using that if we have one
(somehow gettext.m4 will not fall back to pre-installed
/usr/lib/libintl.a correctly, which is another problem)
for the latter, devel/gettext is not necessary, or at least
devel/gettext should be visited by BUILD_DEPENDS (not DEPENDS).
i'm not sure how to solve the former point. if configure script in
devel/bison is clever enough to fall back to /usr/lib/libintl.a,
we should need the following lines only:
but at this moment, those configure scripts do not do the right thing.
another option is to have --disable-nls.