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Re: [bug-gettext] GNU gettext not portable

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] GNU gettext not portable
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:53:17 +0900
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dev <address@hidden> writes:

>     https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gettext/2011-07/msg00001.html

I've just pushed the patch.

> Furthermore the file gettext-tools/misc/convert-archive has more
> problems where it assumes that GCC is the compiler and also attempts to
> use cvs even though gcc was never used for the build and cvs does not
> exist on the system at all !

> Simply plain broken at around line 244 onwards :
> # Create the target archive.
> case "$to" in
>   dir*)
>   cvs)

As you see, this part is called only when $to is "cvs".  And it's
deprecated and disabled by default in gettext-tools/configure.ac:

    [  --with-cvs              use cvs to compress the infrastructure archive

Could you provide the error log if you are really having the problem with it?

> GNU gettext was the last portable version that compiles and
> passes all its own tests on a number of OS platforms.
> Not sure of this ends up as an actual bug or will simply be ignored as
> Stefano Lattarini was.

The above patch was reported against  What's the reasoning
behind you saying it is the last portable version?

Daiki Ueno

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