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

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] "make all" failure after bootstrap
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:40:57 +0200

On 04/24/2013 01:31 PM, Daiki Ueno wrote:
> 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:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gettext/2013-03/msg00044.html
Sorry for missing that, I've been somewhat busy in the last two months.

> 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.
That seems a good idea to me.  It certainly would solve the current
bootstrapping problems, which is the real hurdle.  Further enhancements
can be done later, if needed.

Thanks for all your work on gettext, and best regards,

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