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Re: lynx-dev problems building lynx 2.8.1dev.2

From: Larry W. Virden
Subject: Re: lynx-dev problems building lynx 2.8.1dev.2
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:18:15 -0500 (EST)

From: Nelson Henry Eric <address@hidden>

> Yeah, don't bother with building binaries against language catalogues
> you're never going to use.  First skip the entire build in the /po
> directory and see if you get a working Lynx.  (I assume you want Lynx

You mean - go into the Makefiles and figure out how to skip that part.
As far as I can tell, there isn't a make option to 'build lynx and skip
the po directory'.  

> Why people insist on using them is beyond me. -- the one for French is

Because the makefile generated by configure uses them - all we want to do
is to type "configure ; make install install-help install-doc" and have
working code appear.

> Since the VAST majority of Lynx users will be happy with an English
> version, I can't fathom why anyone would want to waste CPU time fiddling
> around with the installation and maintenance of NLS when it can easily
> be done separate from Lynx.  (CPU= Computer, People, Users).

Because other software wants/needs NLS and so it is build and maintained.
Larry W. Virden                 INET: address@hidden
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