Eliminate the use of gettext

Dimitry Andric dim at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 11 11:04:20 UTC 2016

On 11 Oct 2016, at 02:49, Dewayne Geraghty <dewaynegeraghty at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to reduce (eliminate) the prevalence of GPLv3 code in the
> applications that we build.
> How can we eliminate the use of gettext-runtime in, for example, heimdal
> which is widely used?
> We use English only, so internationalisation isn't a concern and the
> inclusion of gettext-runtime means that we're introducing GPLv3 code into
> applications that are BSD licenced.

Add the following line to /etc/make.conf:


This will unset NLS support for all the ports that support it, at least.
There will still be a few where this support is not optional, however.


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