[Buildroot] [PATCH 02/12] package/libbytesize: new package

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Thu Jul 23 07:54:21 UTC 2020

Hello Adam,

In Cc, I'm adding Vadim as there are some gettext-tiny questions below.

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:08:00 -0700
aduskett at gmail.com wrote:

> Libbytesize is a tiny library providing a C "class" for working with
> arbitrary big sizes in bytes.

"tiny library", which needs gmp, mpfr and pcre2 :-)

> +LIBBYTESIZE_SITE = https://github.com/storaged-project/libbytesize/releases/download/$(LIBBYTESIZE_VERSION)
> +
> +# gettext-gnu is needed for msgcat which gettext-tiny does not provide,

Meh, this is not great :-/

I had a quick look, and there is interestingly an issue on the
gettext-tiny tracker:


and it precisely says that msgcat and msgfilter are missing to build
libbytesize. It says msgcat is in fact not used/needed by libbytesize,
and the msgfilter tool is only used for the Serbian translation.

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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