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Re: [bug-gettext] GNU gettext not portable

From: dev
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] GNU gettext not portable
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:09:22 -0400 (EDT)

On August 31, 2014 at 6:53 PM Daiki Ueno <address@hidden> wrote:
> dev <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> >    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gettext/2011-07/msg00001.html
> I've just pushed the patch.

Awesome, thank you.

> > 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 $to is "cvs".  And it's
> deprecated and disabled by default in gettext-tools/configure.ac:
>   AC_ARG_WITH([cvs],
>     [  --with-cvs              use cvs to compress the infrastructure
> archive
>                             (deprecated)],
>     [gt_use_cvs=$withval],
>     [gt_use_cvs=no])

I definately did not signal with cvs in the configure line. However I
did not choose git either and I do have git installed. So really I don't
know what I am seeing this problem.

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

I will go back and extract from the source tarball, apply Stefano's
patch manually and then run configure and let make run. Then post
exactly what I see.

> > GNU gettext was the last portable version that compiles and
> > passes all its own tests on a number of OS platforms.
> The above patch was reported against  What's the reasoning
> behind you saying it is the last portable version?

Sorry .. bad morning and a bad day trying to get this and cmake to build
as well as a few other things. I really need to watch my tone when
working on too many coffee and no successful build results.  :-\

Version builds perfectly and passes ALL of its testsuite. It
does this on my Solaris, RHEL, SUSE/Novell and Debian servers and works
great. I have yet to get a single release thereafter to do the same
across all platforms. I need to have consistency across a number of
servers and therefore a release from a project somewhere ( such as
autoconf, automake or even GNU make ) must work flawlessly and pass all
of its own testsuite on all platforms to be considered production grade.
Even then the entire stack must run for months in testing before I can
promote it upwards to general internal user testing and then out to a
production server set. So, to make a long story short, I have not seen a
single release ofGNU gettext do that since and that is what I

Having said all that, I now want to upgrade to the current release and
therefore must carefully build and test and then integrate into my
existing software stack and test further etc etc.  So I may as well dig
in and post the various things I am seeing.


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