Impending update to devel/gettext

Peter Johnson johnson.peter at
Tue Feb 13 08:23:35 UTC 2007

I tried your gettext 0.16.1 patch, and ran into problems as I have 
sysutils/coreutils installed with NLS enabled.  The issue is that 
coreutils installs a /usr/local/bin/gmkdir which uses the gettext 
library.  An upgrade of gettext fails as the gettext configure process 
prefers gmkdir over mkdir, but the deinstall deletes the gettext 
library, so the subsequent install can't work as gmkdir doesn't work 
without the old library being installed!

The correct fix is probably a patch to the gettext configure script to 
disable the check for gmkdir.


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