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Re: Comments on INSTALL for 1.1.0-rc1

From: Martin Tomes <lists_at_tomes.org>
Date: 2004-07-21 11:10:13 CEST

Barry Scott wrote:

> Why is the recommended gettext 0.12.1 and not 0.13.0?

Because it was current when the INSTALL was written and it hasn't been changed. I could add 'or
higher' and run the risk that a newer gettext breaks the build. I will try 0.13.0 and update if it

> libiconv is not with gettext as suggested. It is in
> http://mirrors.kernel.org /gnu/libiconv.

I'll fix this, I think my original patch pointed to http://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/ and the gettext
was added later.

> The source tar file does not expand correct as the recommended
> Unxutils.sourceforge.net
> tar does not understand POSIX >100 char filenames. (Thanks to Ben for
> explaining
> the problem to me).

Which source tar file is this?

> I'd suggest that INSTALL notes this problem with expanding the tar file
> and if
> one of the Windows TAR tools works recommend it and point out that the
> common
> tools like WinZip and unxutils tar do not work.

I use cygwin and all is well!

Martin Tomes
echo 'martin at tomes x org x uk'\
  | sed -e 's/ x /\./g' -e 's/ at /@/'
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