Subject: Re: Suggestion: devel/gettext in current
To: Ruibiao Qiu <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
>>>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.