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Bug 117884 - Ambiguous message in audacity ebuild
Summary: Ambiguous message in audacity ebuild
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
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Reported: 2006-01-05 06:17 UTC by Clock
Modified: 2006-01-05 07:04 UTC (History)
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Description Clock 2006-01-05 06:17:26 UTC
 * Audacity will not build if wxGTK was compiled
 * with unicode support.  If you are using a version of
 * wxGTK <= 2.4.2, you must set USE=-gtk2.  In newer versions,
 * you must set USE=-unicode.

Set USE=-gtk2 when? When compiling audacity or when compiling wxGTK? I suggest this to be clarified in the message.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-05 06:26:34 UTC
wxGTK of course. Sorry, but lack of language comprehension skills is not a Gentoo bug, moreover the die part (which you ommited) is pretty explicit... Besides, this einfo is no more present in new audacity version.
Comment 2 Clock 2006-01-05 06:44:58 UTC
I insist on this being a bug. I don't believe there is any semantic rule in English that allows to determine in this case if "set USE-gtk2" refers to wxGTK compilation or audacity compilation. Prove otherwise please if you can.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-05 06:53:14 UTC
1/ gtk2 use flag is deprecated
2/ this einfo is not present in >=audacity-1.2.3
3/ There's an explicit die message telling you what to do.
4/ We have better things to do than to "clarify" what's already pretty clear in old ebuilds.

Comment 4 Clock 2006-01-05 07:04:25 UTC
I am not a native English speaker. However I have just asked a native English speaker (from UK) who is sitting next to me. He said:  "No - you can't tell. It's ambiguous. There is a slight bias in favour of wxGTK, but it's not 100% sure - it's ambiguous."