bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #20553, po/POTFILES.in gets out of date...


bug #20553: po/POTFILES.in gets out of date and has no check

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Sat 21 Jul 2007 01:05:38 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Compilation Failure Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.8 Fixed Release:  None

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Sun 15 May 2011 10:14:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 

"make sc_po_check" now does this. 

This won't be mentioned in the NEWS file since there's no user-observable impact and no findutils code change was needed.  For the same reason I'll close it immediately, too.

James Youngman <jay>
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  Spam posted by anonymous
Sat 21 Jul 2007 01:49:24 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Additionally, as a result of the thread that sparked this bug report, Bruno Haible just introduce the --podir and --pobase options to gnulib-tool, which can be used to make gnulib drop all of its translatable strings in a separate directory than findutils/po, under the second domain findutils-gnulib.  If we switch to his approach (which, admittedly, is still under development as I write this), then you would distribute two po directories, but the findutils-gnulib.pot file would be automatically translated by the gnulib TP, so you would only be responsible for maintaining findutils' specific files in POTFILES.in.

It will be worth tracking the bug-gnulib list for a while to see where Bruno's idea leads.

Eric Blake <ericb>
Project Administrator
Sat 21 Jul 2007 01:05:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

The file po/POTFILES.in needs to track all the source files containing translatable strings.  A large number of the source files that get built tinto findutils are part of gnulib, and get added freely by the gnulib developers.  Therefore it would be useful to have a way of verifying that there are no source files which have been accidentally missed out of po/POTFILES.in.  Jim Meyering writes:-

There's a similar check in coreutils' Makefile.maint.
See its po-check rule.

James Youngman <jay>
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