Re: #38544: Gettext solution (Was: Re: gettext packages)
> On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 01:30:10PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > In which case, let's aim to split the gettext package ;)
> > Well, you are the only one to insist so much in splitting the gettext
> > package. The reason you give me for this is that there are some stuff
> > which is normally not needed by the average user. I agree with that, but
> > IMHO, this is not a good reason for the split.
> I would like a gettext-base package too. gettext goes on the base system,
> where every KB counts. The development stuff in gettext is ~300 KB.
> That may be the difference between a 7 floppies and 8 floppies base
> system for potato.
(Sorry, Santiago, I was wrong! The Packages file description doesn't
describe gettext as being in base.)
What would you need in this gettext-base package? Would just the
/usr/bin/gettext program suffice, or would other binaries also be
needed? This will help to give me an idea of how to break the package
in a useful way.
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