Subject: Re: several messages
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/31/2000 08:59:14
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:

: 	we, at Citrus project (which develops multilingual librarires),
: 	have GNU gettext-compatible libintl library, under BSD license.
: 	it will eat GNU *.mo message catalog files and manipulates handles
: 	them accordingly.  i have been using it for supporting GNU grep and
: 	some other GNU applications, with no problem.  Citrus project plans
: 	to extend the internals of the library in the near future (for tighter
: 	integration with other libc multilingualization stuffs), but even in
: 	the current form, it works just fine as GNU libintl.a replacement.

Thank you!  This means I don't need to finish my home implementation.  :) 

On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Simon Burge wrote:

: > 	[...].  how do people think about having gnu/dist/gettext and
: > 	reachover Makefiles, to provide /usr/bin/gettext and other gettext
: > 	message catalog compilation tools?  i'm okay even if they stay in
: > 	pkgsrc.
: If it's ever used by the build process, it shouldn't be in pkgsrc - it
: should be in basesrc.

The libintl library needs to be with /usr/bin/{x,}gettext -- they are part
of the same utility set.  So the command line utilities should be in

This was discussed at length some time ago, and we've long since agreed on
importing a BSD-licensed libintl and related tools.

-- Todd Vierling (