Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/27/08:02:51

From: Prashant Ramachandra <rprash AT wilco-int DOT com>
To: "'djgpp AT delorie DOT com'" <djgpp AT delorie DOT com>
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Subject: RE: GNU gettext problem
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:22:18 +0530
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On Tuesday, February 27, 2001 5:51 PM, Andreas Bauer
[SMTP:just DOT another AT address DOT postoffice DOT net] wrote:
| Hello everybody,
| I just wanted to know if there are any issues to take care of when
| using
| gettext with DJGPP? My Linux application works fine, but inside the
| po/
| directory DJGPP installs a file called instead of
| creating

Note that the name "" is NOT valid under DOS. Therefore it's
been changed to This is done so that compiling packages is
possible under both DOS and Windows (with and without LFN support).

| A quick web search brought up a case which has a similar problem:
| grep and those folks wrote _long_ shell scripts to solve that (and
| that I
| don't understand).

Every DJGPP package has those "long" shell scripts. Without that, it
wouldn't be possible to compile under the environments mentioned above.

| So can anyone tell me what is and where it comes
| from?

You might want to read for all those
Prashant TR <tr AT midpec DOT com>

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