[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] package/gettext: Turn into virtual package
vadim4j at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 14:28:52 UTC 2019
Hi Thomas, All
On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 5:06 PM Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:
> Hello Vadim,
> On Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:03:30 +0200, Vadim Kochan wrote:
> > > I'm not convinced by how this virtual package is handled in Config.in.
> > > In fact, if you apply both of your patches, it's broken, you have:
> > >
> > > config BR2_PACKAGE_PROVIDES_HOST_GETTEXT
> > > string
> > > default "host-gettext-gnu" if BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT_GNU
> > > default "host-gettext-tiny" if BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT_TINY
> > >
> > So looks like it needs to be enabled by default "host-gettext-gnu" but should
> > allow to set "host-gettext-tiny" if BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT_TINY was forced
> > by the user ?
> No, I don't think that's what we want. Is there any reason to use
> host-gettext-gnu, unless BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS is enabled ?
> If not, then I think we should:
> default "host-gettext-gnu" if BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS
> default "host-gettext-tiny" if !BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS
> > May be I don;t have a view of a whole picture, but for me it looks simple -
> > by default gettext-gnu is selected when ENABLE_NLS is set, but
> > gettext-tiny should
> > be selected by force choosing the BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT_TINY
> We don't need BR2_PACKAGE_GETTEXT_TINY at all. Just make the virtual
> package behave properly, using gettext-gnu as the provider when
> BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS=y, and using gettext-tiny as the provider when
> BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS is not enabled.
> >. For the "host"
> > case - the similar case with the only difference that "tiny" might be
> > selected if NLS is disabled.
> Why would one want to use the full gettext when NLS is disabled ? When
> NLS is disabled, you don't care about message translations, so the
> dummy implementation provided by gettext-tiny should be enough.
> However: this is a massive change in Buildroot. Most people are
> building with BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS disabled (that's our default), so
> such a change will mean that everybody will switch from one day to the
> other from gettext-gnu to gettext-tiny.
> Best regards,
> Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
> Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
Why do we need default host-gettext dependencies for such packages
like wine, flex
if they builds successfully (I tried uclibc, musl) if to manually
remove such dependency
from their *.mk files ?
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