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Feature #3039

use new version of xgettext within illumos

Added by r a about 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2012-07-29
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

While trying to build GRAMPS ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps/files/ ) the compilation is failing because the xgettext version used with IllumOS does not support the --version option. The version used is the original Sun version, can this be changed to the GNU release or is this going to cause a cascade of changes?

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#1

Updated by Rich Lowe about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Just cause the build of whatever software to run the GNU version of the command instead? I don't think there's any practical problem with (if on OI), just telling it to use the copy in /usr/gnu (or, if not on OI, doing the equivalent via pkgsrc or whatever else).

#2

Updated by Garrett D'Amore almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Rejected

I'm going to ahead and reject this. Importing GNU software to replace perfectly working illumos software just because some other 3rd package has built a GNUism instead of following POSIX is not going to happen.

If there are specific features we can add to xgettext to make it work better for 3rd party packages, that's a different story.

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