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Re: [bug-gettext] "make all" failure after bootstrap

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] "make all" failure after bootstrap
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:31:40 +0900
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Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden> writes:

>>   archive.dir.tar is not under version control. Please copy the 
>> archive.dir.tar.{gz,bz2,xz} from an already installed release to 
>> gettext-tools/misc/ and decompress it there.
>> It seem strange to me that the gettext build system forces me to manually
>> copy a file from a *pre-existing* installation in order to complete the
>> build.  Is this an user error on my part?  Or is this a glitch in gettext
>> that could and should be fixed with more automation?

I did some experiment to version control the archive in git:
However, I'll probably withdraw the idea as it seems too much.  Instead,
I plan to put archive.dir.tar.gz on our ftp server upon release and
fetch it when bootstrapping.

Daiki Ueno

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