On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 07:04:35PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 01:38:31PM +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:03:36 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> > MS> JFYI, so more people become aware of one pitfall related to
> > MS> compat-* packages:
> > So far the proposed uses of compat- packages in extras that I've seen
> > have been for providing libraries only. Perhaps we could consider
> > standardizing that usage only and consider other uses as they come up.
> In case you haven't noticed, the two bug reports I've pointed to are about
> compat- library packages. Their i18n message object files conflict, and it
> would be wrong to delete them and only ship the libs. It's just another
> problem which can be fixed, but which makes creating such compat- or
> libfooMAJVER- packages less easy.
Indeed, this is very ugly. Michael, what do you have in mind with
fixing conflicting locale files in this scenario?
You can rename the locale files and patch the sources to pass a
different domain name to bindtextdomain() quite easily.