Subject: Re: BUILD_USES_MSGFMT (was Re: creating a package)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2005 08:08:44
On 9/14/05, Jeremy C. Reed <> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> >
> > It means the package needs msgfmt(1) as a built-time dependency. It is
> > provided by gettext.
> Also to be consistent this should probably be moved to the improved tools
> setup such as:
> USE_TOOLS+=3Dmsgfmt

Johnny suggested to add 'msgfmt' and 'msgfmt-plural' tools, which looks lik=
a good idea.

However, I'd like the plural handling be more automatic.  We'd grep for the
po files for the msgid_plural string and base the decision to use the scrip=
on that.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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