Arch of .mo Files

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sat Dec 4 05:19:05 PST 2010

On 2010-12-03 13:34 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2010, at 23:01, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>> I have a package that is on the path of being noarch, but `file` claims that the produced .mo files are a specific endian. Are .mo files architecture-specific?
> .mo files are machine-specific (that's what the "m" in ".mo" stands for). So I don't know what that means for MacPorts arch indication. If we're keeping an eye toward eventual binary distribution, I guess this means we would need separate .mo files for big- and little-endian machines. But that doesn't fit neatly into MacPorts supported_arch setting.

Here is a link to a discussion on this topic on the Debian mailing list.
It might shed some light on this issue.


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