[Pkg-shadow-devel] out of my depth

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Mon Sep 19 00:14:02 UTC 2016

Hey guys,

so the *main* thing that has been causing me to give up every time
I've tried to do a new release has been po/*.  In particular, a
'make dist' always makes po/*.gmo re-appear.  Apparently,

autogen.sh calls autoreconf which calls autopoint, which creates
m4/po.m4, which creates po/Makefile.in.in, which creates a makefile
which ends up calling

         cd $(srcdir) && rm -f $${lang}.gmo && $(GMSGFMT) -c --statistics -o t-$${lang}.gmo $${lang}.po && mv t-$${lang}.gmo $${lang}.gmo

etc.  The *.gmo files are binary ones, which we don't want to be
shipping iiuc.  So - what is an ignorant packager to do?  It seems
like there must be an obvious flag to add to autoreconf in autogen.sh,
but I can't find it.

Should the 'make dist' target be updated to rm po/*.gmo before
generating the tarball?


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