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
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
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 1: as end users would never use them, libgettextpo.so* and the
gettext-po.h obviously belong in the subpackage gettext-devel
Thanks for the report! this should be fixed on 0.14.1. please confirm
the new package when you can.
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)