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Re: again: gperf still missing in action!

Merrick Schincariol <mschinca@rogers.wave.ca> writes:
> On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Previously James Troup wrote:
> > > unix.hensa.ac.uk/mirrors/debian/hamm> zcat Contents-i386.gz | grep gperf
> > > usr/bin/gperf                                                devel/libg++272-dev
> > 
> > Okay. Now I'm confused. Can somebody tell me what gperf is doing in libg++?
> > It has nothing to do with C++..
> Apart from being the c++ equivalent to cperf, no, there is not strong
> reason for it to be in libg++ but this is an artifact of the fact that it
> has no official package and the maintainer of libg++ (the upstream
> version) has kept it there.

Apparently there are some changes to gperf that haven't been ported to
> There was a discussion some time ago on the egcs list about splitting it
> off into a real gnu package, but nothing has happened since. Some people
> feel it should be a real package, some people feel that since we have
> cperf its not important enough.

A gperf-xxx.tar.gz appeared recently in ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu -- so
you'll see a gperf package on prep RSN.

- Hari
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