Subject: Re: Suggestion: devel/gettext in current
To: Ruibiao Qiu <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/12/2001 07:40:54
>>	we need devel/gettext for some packages, for gettext.m4 and other
>>	suppliment files.  since we don't have autoconf/automake in base system
>>	we do not ship them with the base system.
>Ok, so, do you mean gettext wont be in the future release of

	no, gettext will be there.

	suppliment files like "gettext.m4" is not shipped, because autoconf/
	automake is not there.  some packages require "gettext.m4" during build
	time, so in that case, you need pkgsrc/devel/gettext even if you have
	/usr/bin/msgfmt and /usr/lib/libintl.a.

	as i mentioned before i may need to split gettext.m4 out from
	pkgsrc/devel/gettext itself.

>>>It can also avoid the
>>>build errors when you have an old a.out gettext package on the
>>>way.  (This problem caused me a lot of time. :( )
>>	I don't understand this part at all.
>I moved to current from a 1.4.2 system, but I had an old
>a.out gettext packages built before.  So, when I tried to
>build packages, I got a lot of complains about things like
>"dgettext" unresolved until I realized the problem and did a
>"pkg_delete" on gettext package, and comment out the
>"BUILD_DEPENDS+= ../deve/gettext" lines in packages I wnat to

	if you have /usr/bin/msgfmt you don't have to comment out BUILD_DEPENDS.