On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, ESR wrote:
OK, I have attempted to write this into my dist and install
productions. I wish I had any confidence at all that this weren't
I did it like this (not tested yet):
@@ -178,7 +178,7 @@
cd $(DESTDIR)$(mandir) && ln -s fetchmail.$(manext)
@echo "Installing language catalogs..."
-(cd intl && $(MAKE) install )
- (cd po && $(MAKE) install )
+ (cd po && $(MAKE) update-po ; $(MAKE) install )
In case anyone hasn't noticed, I think the gettext system is overdesigned,
overelaborate, badly documented, infuriatingly fragile, and I frequently
wish I could shoot it through the head.
I've already told you this, once: dump the piece of trash version of gettext
your distro is using, get the newest gettext (the older ones ARE as buggy as
a rotting carcass) and do a once-over to the makefiles according to the
documentation in the new gettext. Maybe for 5.10.x ?
Also, forget about supportting anything other than the newest GNU gettext
and tell everyone else to use --with-included-gettext. This will do wonders
to your sanity.
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