Re: non-developer packages depending on gettext?
>>>>> Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Check if the package contains a shell script which supports
> translated output strings — such packages should Depend: gettext-base
> rather than drop the dependency entirely.
> I've had a quick look at gnas and it does seem that this is a case
> where gettext-base is required, but not gettext.
ACK, thanks for the information.
To note is that Source: gnunet has contrib/report.sh, which
calls gettext(1), but it doesn't seem to be propagated to any of
the binaries currently depending on gettext.
> gettext should only be necessary for packages or tasks which
> *manipulate* PO files directly, rather than use the processed .mo
> files to generate translated output. So, Build-Depends: yes,
> Depends: probably a bug. gettext-base is only really needed when the
> package provides shell scripts with translated output because those
> evaluate the gettext process at runtime but that only requires
> gettext-base, not gettext.
> Could be worth filing a wishlist bug against lintian because it
> should be quite easy to spot.
? I see no easy way to discern between these three cases (the
dependency is valid, depend on gettext-base instead, drop the
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