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Re: [PATCH] gnu: gettext: Enable "xgettext --language=glade"

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: gettext: Enable "xgettext --language=glade"
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:17:03 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:19:24AM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Actually, it seems to be solvable without adding the dependency:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ xgettext -L glade /dev/null 
> xgettext: Language "glade" is not supported. xgettext relies on expat.
>           This version was built without expat.
> $ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$(guix build expat)/lib xgettext -L glade /dev/null 
> xgettext: /dev/null:1:1: no element found
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I know, that was one of the things we tested early on; but...

> Would it work for you to just use that LD_LIBRARY_PATH trick where it’s
> needed?
> That way we avoid making gettext “fatter”.  I suppose we’ll seldom need
> to do that trick anyway.

... might there not be users who want a fully functional xgettext? Now that
we found a simple solution, I am rather in favour of implementing it.
Not to mention that this solves the issue once and for all, and we do not
need to remember the LD_LIBRARY_PATH trick later on...


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