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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.
> Clarifications:
> *) gettext is *already* part of the base system in slink.
> (Does this mean it fits?)

No it isn't:

bash$ dpkg -s gettext
Package: gettext
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Installed-Size: 951
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>
Version: 0.10.35-7
Depends: libc6
Suggests: emacsen

> *) 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.

Fair enough.

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

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