On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00:14PM +0200, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
> Santiago Vila:
> > The problem here is that some packages execute xgettext *every* single
> > time the package is built (creating a different .pot file each time),
> > and then they also perform msgmerge with the new .pot file and the
> > existing .po files, creating different .po files each time.
> > 
> > None of that is necessary at all:
> > 
> > For a given source package and debian revision, you only need to
> > create the .pot file once, for example, just before dpkg-buildpackage.
> 
> Thanks for working on this and I think I agree. But I myself hit a wall
> while trying to handle software using intltool. Do you have an idea on
> how to handle them? If I remember correctly, gdm3 is one example.

No, I have never used intltool myself.

But I see that gdm3 does the "autoreconf" thing I dislike so much.

Excluding .pot files from what is considered to be the "source" might
be part of the problem.

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