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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/pkg-config

On 8/13/2012 13:32, Greg Troxel wrote:

"Matthias Scheler"<>  writes:

Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   tron
Date:           Mon Aug 13 07:50:39 UTC 2012

Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/devel/pkg-config: Makefile

Log Message:
Add dependence on "gettext-lib" package. This fixes the build under
Mac OS X Lion, no changes under NetBSD/amd64 6.0_BETA2. Bump package
revision because the binary package might have changed on some platforms.

I wonder if this is really the right thing, and if you're sure that
gettext-lib doesn't use pkg-config.   It seems that something like
pkg-config  should be built disabling all sorts of things like gettext,
so that it has minimal dependencies (and humans almost never use it
anyway, so i18n seems more likely to mess up scripts than be helpful).

Greg, I wondered the same thing.
The issue is that the intl, msgfmt is currently required in the configuration. NLS or whatever is requiring it should be disabled, but currently it's not. So the gettext-lib and msgfmt are required until pkg-config is configured differently.

However, I confirm 100% that gettext-lib is needed on platforms that don't have it natively. We've seen two such platforms this morning already.


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