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Re: Unneeded APR dependency in ./configure (was Re: TRANSLATING: HACKING for translators?)

From: Pierre THIERRY <pierre.thierry_at_moine-fou.org>
Date: 2004-06-21 11:36:21 CEST

> To help you with a quick start I could send you the .pot for current
> HEAD off-list.

BTW, I'm a developer, so I finally managed to configure, but the
situation will surely prevent non-tech translators to contribute. And I
could see in other projects, their participation is often needed to have
plenty of localizations.

> Anybody running Subversion has APR, so the only time you won't have
> APR is when you don't run it.

But I had problems with this dependency. I didn't see anywhere what
exactly I had to provide to --with-apr (all docs seem to make the
assumption I had to build it, but in a good distrib, it is packaged, so
I just apt-get installed it).

The only directory of the libapr0 package, in Debian, is /usr/lib, so I
tried it and it failed. It's only because I already used autoconf before
that I thought about giving just /usr. (in fact, it worked before, as I
installed libapr0-dev, which provide apr-config, whose filename was fine
for the --with-apr option, but I wanted to know what directory was to
provide instead)

The fact is that a non-developer translator will not guess that
--with-apr wants what was given in the --with-prefix of the APR
configure. The translator doesn't even know about that prefix stuff...

Easily,
Nowhere man

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Received on Mon Jun 21 11:37:00 2004

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