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Re: [bug-gnulib] FYI: adding AC_LIBSOURCES/AC_LIBOBJ in coreutils .m4 fi

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] FYI: adding AC_LIBSOURCES/AC_LIBOBJ in coreutils .m4 files
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 23:50:23 +0100

Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> "Jim" == Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>  Jim> But I suspect that very few packages split gnulib sources
>  Jim> the way gettext does.
> I assume I've been CC:ed in case I could help but I simply do
> not know what is the problem with Gettext.  I remember that

As I thought you, as Mr. Automake :) might want to comment
on my suggestion that automake might someday look in more
than one directory for files required by AC_LIBSOURCES/AC_LIBOBJ.
But then I found a way to work around the problem without
changing automake.

> Gettext contains two sub-packages.  I surmise each of them uses
> its own definition of @LIBOBJS@, but I would not expect any
> problem from that.  What's wrong?  What are the Gettext
> requirements?

I'm not quite sure what the big deal is either.
I provided a work-around for the gettext-related problem Bruno reported.

> [...]
>  Bruno> If I take gettext-0.14-pre2 and apply the appended
> Is gettext-0.14-pre2 supposed to be newer than gettext-0.14.1?
> Where can it be found?  I thought that getting this could help
> me understand, but I cannot see any gnu/gettext/ directory on
> alpha.gnu.org and Google haven't heard of it yet.

[I've forwarded to Alexandre a copy of the earlier message. ]

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