locales, msgfmt, and compiling KDE from source
I have a mixed libc5/libc6 system that is fairly up-to-date with unstable.
I'm having trouble compiling KDE from source which I think relates to the
fact that I don't have a locales package. If I try selecting locales, I
get the following:
_* Std admin locales Locale data files and utilities.
**- Req base libc5 The Linux C library version 5 (run-time libraries
U*- Opt libs tcl76 The Tool Command Language (TCL) v7.6 - libc5 Run-
U*- Opt libs tk42 The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.2 - libc5 Run-T
**- Xtr non-free xsnow Snow in your X server
**- Std mail biff a mail notification tool
**- Opt contrib gimp-plugins A set of fairly "standard" plug-ins for the GIMP.
**- Req base sysklogd Kernel and system logging daemons
**- Opt non-free pine An e-mail reader with MIME and IMAP support.
**- Opt net wu-ftpd A powerful replacement for the standard ftpd
locales not installed; install (was: purge). Standard
libc5 conflicts with locales (<= 2.0.4-1)
Without locales installed on my system, however, the make bombs out in
the middle of building kdebase complaining that it can't find "msgfmt",
which I believe, from speaking with friends with RedHat, is part of
What do I do here? I'm too deeply into libc6 to back that out. I can't
live without the libc5 apps that locales disagrees with above. Can I fall
back to an older locales? Can I install locales anyway?
Finally, I had one other little snag with KDE. I installed qt-dev in
with a --force-depends in spite of the fact that it said it required
libc5-dev. I do have libc5-altdev on my system. Is this OK?
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