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Re: #38544: gettext: split package into -base and -dev

> On Mon, 31 May 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > It is our standard practice with libraries to
> > have both libfoo and libfoo-dev packages built from the same source;
> > why not do the same here?
> Because it does not worth the effort.

If that is the reason, then I am more than willing to help by doing
the work and giving it to you to incorporate or even adopting the
package.  But I don't think that closing the bug report because you
don't have the time or inclination to do it is the right way to go
about things.

> BTW: gettext *library* is embedded into libc.

Which is yet more reason for wanting the -dev part of gettext split
from the user part: it is useless for most people.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg

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