From: Lars Lindner <lars.lindner@gm...> - 2008-07-31 07:09:55
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Lars Strojny <lars@...> wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> seems like intltool-extract.in, intltool-merge.in and intltool-update.in
> are missing in Liferea 1.4.17. Just to as a TODO for the next release :)
I intentionally removed the intltool*.in files. This is because Debian remove
them from there package and only provides invariant files anymore. I'm
not sure if this is Debian-specific only, but it seems to work on Debian
and according to the Gentoo bug report on Gentoo too.
So please just run "intltoolize" to add the invariant file versions.
Am Donnerstag, den 31.07.2008, 09:09 +0200 schrieb Lars Lindner:
> So please just run "intltoolize" to add the invariant file versions.
OK, I don't mind if this is now what's considered best practice. Just
wanted to make sure it was done on purpose.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:50:38AM +0200, Lars Strojny wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> Am Donnerstag, den 31.07.2008, 09:09 +0200 schrieb Lars Lindner:
> > So please just run "intltoolize" to add the invariant file versions.
> OK, I don't mind if this is now what's considered best practice. Just
> wanted to make sure it was done on purpose.
The rationale for this is that those files change completely out of step
with the release process for liferea (or any other sw, for that matter),
but more closely with the build chain and thus with distro releases
and that those changes often fix bugs that the developers don't really
run into, such as build problems. Thus, it makes more sense for
packagers to deal with them and keep them in sync.
All this also mostly applies to automake, autoconf and other such, but
removing some of those files (ie Makefile.in) would make the package so
much more difficult to build for casual users that removing them is not
usually worth it.
Rodrigo i-am-now-really-close-to-stop-being-disappeared Gallardo