Re: Little endian /usr/share/locale/* files in epiphany-browser-data
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009, Neil Williams wrote:
> Is there any actual evidence of a problem with the current situation?
I see two main issues:
- the endianess of files in the archive is actually random
- I would expect the most common endianess to be the little endian one
since maintainers mostly upload packages for amd64/i386; this means
that the slow big endian arches usually get to pay the hit
> Changing the endianness of a .mo normally requires the original .po and
> the msgfmt binary which means a runtime dependency on gettext *AND* the
> need for the original source.
I understand you're replying to the runtime conversion proposal.
cd /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES && \
msgunfmt <apt.mo | msgfmt - -o - | md5sum apt.mo -
are you saying that msgunfmt doesn't work when there's an endianess
mismatch? That would be surprizing.