[vlc-devel] commit: Require gettext 0.16.1 ( Rafaël Carré )
gilles.sabourin at free.fr
Sun Mar 23 22:04:56 CET 2008
Le Sunday 23 March 2008 18:02:01 Felix Paul Kühne, vous avez écrit :
> On 23.03.2008, at 17:47, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Do I have to assume you cannot read the gettext and libtool
> > changelog? If so,
> > you're beyond my help, sorry.
> I personally don't do this kind of stuff, no. gettext is a library
> that just needs to work for me, like most of the 30+ dependencies also
> need to. As long as they do want I want them to, I don't care about
> their internals. Obviously, there are other people in this project and
> I'm particularly glad about this. Just because there is no need for me
> to care.
> However, if upgrading a library is necessary and breaks other
> platforms, please be more specific on the reasons for the upgrade.
> People like me don't know about and in fact, I'm not willing to spend
> time on reading these logs for the not too likely event that I find
> the note you are referring to, i.e. the one that made it is necessary
> for you to upgrade gettext. Thus, please explain this decision. Don't
> shout at other team members, who may know less than you. Share your
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I remember the switch from gettext 0.16 to gettext 0.16.1 on openSUSE 10.2
where no packages were available from factory : this was a real painfull in
the ass : gettext 0.16 source package were coming with some patches and a
tricky spec file in order to built it without calling the installed autotools
gettext part !!
So, I had to install gettext 0.16 source package to get back 0.16 patches
while inserting 0.16.1 source tarball. Needless to say I crossed my finger
while hoping that each patch was applied correctly to 0.16.1 sources and
built-in tests were passed successfully for each installed language
Fortunately, switching from 0.16.1 to 0.17 was more straight, as 0.17 packages
are available from factory repositories (next openSUSE 11.0) and packages
architecture have changed. Hopefully, openSUSE 10.2/10.3 tolerates these
changes without any dependancy problem : this have saved many time and
effort. It would have been very difficult to rebuilt old fashioned packages
without a base model !!!
But gettext 0.17 packages are not available for 15 months old!
I am not a developer but I have few skills. So, I try to cope with the stuff
and to get the straight way to dot it. Whenever a library upgrade is a way to
solve a problem and to avoid tricky workaround, this should be seriously
considered! As for Felix, I am ignoring how things are working under the hood
and I don't care. Until things go wrong...
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