[vlc-devel] commit: Require gettext 0.16.1 ( Rafaël Carré )

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Sun Mar 23 17:47:39 CET 2008

Le Sunday 23 March 2008 18:39:01 Rafaël Carré, vous avez écrit :
> Maybe you will explain us why gettext 0.17 was needed.

So that people with up-to-date systems can run bootstrap properly (especially 
the Debian-based buildbots)? So that packagers don't end up having to re-run 
autopoint to work-around the autotools fixes you refuse to apply? Sorry, but 
that is just plain obvious to anyone using autotools. If you could not figure 
this out by yourself, I wonder why you're messing with them.

> You DO know that it breaks lot of other setups which are still using
> gettext 0.16.1
> Not everybody wants to bother manually packaging gettext, we have 
> better things to do than that.

If you cannot be bothered to keep your build system up to date, use source 
tarballs and leave us alone. If you don't care to maintain YOUR system, it's 
only logical that _you_ pay the consequences, not those doing maintaining 
their development environment _properly_.

> You were asked many times why this requirement was committed in the
> first place, but silently ignored us.

Do I have to assume you cannot read the gettext and libtool changelog? If so, 
you're beyond my help, sorry.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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