possbility of a port for older versions of libintl?

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Mon Jun 11 06:29:20 UTC 2012

Hey there,

I recently discovered that the vmware-tools package is compiled against 
libintl.so.8 -- yes, this is probably something that should be fixed at 
the vmware level, but VMware's love for FreeBSD isn't there.

As a workaround, it might be useful to have a port which compiles an older 
version of libintl (potential security issues notwithstanding, since it's 
assumed it will only be used by this one tool).

This seems to me to be somewhat *less* destabilizing than the 
commonly-suggested (and perhaps, oft-used) suggestion of symlinking 
/usr/lib/libintl.so.8 --> libintl.so.9



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