Bug 430340 - i18n: POT creation fails
Summary: i18n: POT creation fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-26 13:18 UTC by Dimitris Glezos
Modified: 2008-03-31 10:41 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-03-31 10:41:58 UTC

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Description Dimitris Glezos 2008-01-26 13:18:39 UTC
## Description of problem:

There are some files missing from POTFILES.{in,skip} that cause intltool (and
our translation statistics website) to choke. We need to make sure `intltool -r`
never complains, otherwise translators can't work.

$ intltool-update -r
/usr/bin/xgettext: error while opening "./../src/version.py" for reading: No
such file or directory
ERROR: xgettext failed to generate PO template file. Please consult
       error message above if there is any.

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Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2008-01-28 11:25:50 UTC
hmm, version.py as well as some *.desktop files are only created after:

$ configure
$ make

Comment 2 Dimitris Glezos 2008-01-28 12:16:38 UTC
Aha, makes sense. But the tools (intltool, statistics interface) and translators
don't know about that, so they'll be faced with a problem here.

Maybe it can be fixed with other intltool based tools like `intltool-prepare`
etc? Any idea on how other projects handle this?

If it can't be fixed on the toolchain layer, maybe we could just have those
files added in the VCS and overwritten when configure/make is called.

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2008-02-21 16:40:36 UTC
should be fixed

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