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Re: [PATCH] gettext: update macros to version 0.19

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gettext: update macros to version 0.19
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:49:22 +0100
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On 07/09/2014 08:55 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> Other have often expressed disdain for non readily available
>> distro requiremnts like this. Should we consider reverting
>> this until gettext-0.19 packages are easily available?
> The tradition in coreutils has been to use the latest stable version of the 
> tools, and to not worry overly much about older versions.  This is easier for 
> me, at any rate.  I know Jim sometimes prefers to use something that is even 
> later than the latest stable version, but I'm a bit more conservative.
> So, I'd rather just assume gettext 0.19.1 or later for developers.  (Not 
> 0.19, as 0.19 doesn't work for 'grep' and anyway 0.19 is too old.  :-)

Right. Anyway there were issues with which this would avoid also.
I was able to update to gettext 0.19 trivially on Fedora 15 even
by rebuilding the rawhide rpm, and otherwise one can follow:
to install from source.

So I'm proposing the attached update for coreutils so.


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