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gettext-stub is a small stub which replaces gettext.
gettext-stub is a small stub which replaces gettext. This is useful if you are tight on space and do not need fancy stuff (like your computer speaking the oldest dialects of Chinese), yet want to build an application depending on gettext.

Developer comments

I started building it while preparing the image for a new server, which I did not want to load with bloat. Still I wanted to run Irssi on it, so I needed to compile glib - which unfortunately requires gettext. I tried building glib with this fakery and it accepted it without complaining.

Glib runs with it like a charm, and Irssi also accepts it. The only thing you should be aware of is possible warnings on discarded qualifiers on return types or so. As it works, I don't bother fixing it. Also, make install will report missing .mo files (as this stub does nothing, it doesn't read these files and also doesn't create them) but it will still continue installing glib. The interesting thing is, we actually managed to work together on this. After he did the groundwork and testing, I added a Makefile and put it into a repo.

last updated on:
August 26th, 2008, 3:03 GMT
developed by:
Lars Stoltenow and Maximilian Gaß
license type:
ROOT \ Utilities


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