gettext packaging bug?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jun 12 19:47:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 12 21:42, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 12 15:08, Charles Wilson wrote:
> > On 6/12/2013 11:13 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >I was just trying to build a package on a new 64 bit Cygwin test
> > >machine, when I encountered a missing libintl.h.  As it turned out,
> > >I had gettext-devel installed, but not gettext.  In the 64 bit version
> > >of gettext, gettext-devel depends on libintl8, but not on gettext, so
> > >that's that.
> > 
> > Ah, that's a bug in Yaakov's packaging of gettext. On 32bit,
> > gettext-devel requires: gettext.
> > [...]
> > I'm open to reorganizing the gettext packaging (ignore Bruno?) but
> > we *really* don't want to make gettext depend on gettext-devel
> > (gettext-devel pulls in git, to make autopoint work).  The other way
> > around -- where gettext-devel requires: gettext -- could work, and
> > in fact *is* the current practice at least in the 32bit package.
> The dependcy isn't picked up automatically, that's why it's missing
> in the 64 bit package, perhaps.
> Either way, I would always expect the files required to build
> against gettext in the gettext-devel package, but I guess if the
> dependency is fixed, it should be ok.

FYI, I fixed the dependency in the 64 bit distro manually for now.

Btw., any chance you could have a look into a 64 bit inetutils? :}


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