Re: Bug#38544: #38544: Gettext solution (Was: Re: gettext packages)
> On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > [ snipped discussion about how to name the splitted packages ].
> Ok, I agree that if they had to be splitted, the best names would be
> "gettext-base" and "gettext".
OK, so do I.
> > [...]
> > Space concerns are critical where boot floppies are concerned. I have
> > no idea whether even the reduced version I propose would fit. But I
> > sure know that 950k or whatever won't.
> *) gettext is *already* part of the base system in slink.
> (Does this mean it fits?)
No it isn't:
bash$ dpkg -s gettext
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> *) The boot floppies proper (i.e. rescue and drivers) do not use gettext
> as far as I know. I think Enrique is thinking about yet another way to
> make them i18n, by using a special method he created which saves a lot of
> space when storing the message catalogs.
> Maybe Enrique would like to comment on this.
But I still see reason to split them as explained before. And I
will work on it when I have finished my TeX related stuff.
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