Bug 122467 - <gettext-po.h>, libgettextpo.so* not packaged
Summary: <gettext-po.h>, libgettextpo.so* not packaged
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gettext   
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Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Leon Ho
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Keywords: i18n
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Reported: 2004-05-04 20:38 UTC by Eido Inoue
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-09 00:55:21 UTC
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Description Eido Inoue 2004-05-04 20:38:50 UTC
Description of problem:
Programmers that want to use the API/ABI provided by gettext to access
PO files from a C program currently cannot do so because the libraries
and headers are not packaged (only the .la file is packaged, which is
not useful by itself for development). 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -ql gettext | grep -i libgettext
2. or alternatively, try to compile the sample code in gettext.info
   in the node libgettextpo

Additional info:
Other vendors RPMs do include the development files (see
rpmfind.net)-- although it could be debated as to whether they belong
in gettext or gettext-devel

Comment 1 Leon Ho 2004-05-24 05:04:02 UTC
We have been using --disable-shared for a while the *.so is not
included. I did not know the reason of previous maintainer disabling
it but i think it is good idea to include it. 

What do you think is favorable way to pacakge the *.so? Majority of
people do not need those API so I would think putting them into
gettext-devel maybe better. What do you think?

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2004-05-24 16:27:10 UTC
Comment 1: as end users would never use them, libgettextpo.so* and the
gettext-po.h obviously belong in the subpackage gettext-devel

Comment 3 Leon Ho 2004-06-02 07:15:12 UTC
Thanks for the report! this should be fixed on 0.14.1. please confirm
the new package when you can.

Comment 4 Leon Ho 2004-06-02 07:16:12 UTC

Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2004-06-02 15:46:49 UTC
I'm looking over 0.14.1-3 right now. There sure are a lot of files in

However, I've noticed something strange: the info pages in 0.14.1-3,
in the section "Manipulating PO files", no longer contains
documentation for libgettextpo! IOW, the menu item 

* libgettextpo::      Writing your own programs that process PO files

in gettext.info exists in 0.12.1-1, but not in 0.14.1-3 (which has
support for the API-- ironic)

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