Subject: Re: [PATCH] Problem with gettext on Debian Linux
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/16/2005 21:43:04
On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Eric Gillespie wrote:

> I don't see it on RHEL3.  I mentioned that it could be because i
> don't have any gettext stuff in the base system on Debian.  As

I guess you mean the gettext tools and not the libraries (because the
library functionality is in glibc on your Debian box).

I guess I don't notice because I use gettext-tools (and no
gettext-runtime) on my Linux boxes. (The names gettext-tools and
gettext-runtime are the names used by gettext developers and packaged as
they document.)

> The libiconv package is functioning properly.  It is
> gettext-lib's (incestuous and redundant, i say) iconv detecting
> code that is broken.  I argue for removing those bits from
> gettext-lib.

Sounds good to me. I'll let someone else review though ...

 Jeremy C. Reed

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