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Re: sourceware configure always causes static linking against libintl?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: sourceware configure always causes static linking against libintl?
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 22:27:12 +0200
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Hi Eli,

> > > it seems like config/gettext.m4 forcefull uses libintl.a, here:
> > 
> > The history of binutils-gdb/config/gettext.m4 shows that it is
> > essentially a copy from 2004 of the one from GNU gettext.
> > 
> > Also, the NEWS file of GNU gettext 0.20 (May 2019) says:
> > 
> >     Instead of including the intl sources in your package,
> >     we suggest making the libintl library an optional prerequisite of your
> >     package. This will simplify the build system of your package.
> > 
> > Nevertheless, the binutils-gdb tree still carries an 'intl' directory.
> > 
> > So, I think you need to talk with the maintainers of this binutils-gdb
> > tree.
> You are saying that what I see is the result of including the 'intl'
> directory and its corresponding *.m4 files?

No, that's not what I am saying.

I'm saying that if somone has a 16 years old copy of gettext.m4, with
local modifications, it is them who have to provide support for it.
The probability that the issue does not exist in the recent releases of
GNU gettext is > 90%.

They are not subscribed to bug-gettext. You need to write to them at
the bug report address for gdb.

It is like if you got a bug report about a modified version of a
16 years old Emacs 21.


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