use new version of xgettext within illumos
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?
Updated by Rich Lowe almost 9 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).
Updated by Garrett D'Amore almost 9 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.