[Pkg-shadow-devel] out of my depth

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Mon Sep 19 01:14:45 UTC 2016

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 07:14:02PM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> 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?
> -serge

FWIW adding

+       rm -f $(distdir)/po/*.gmo

to Makefile.am seems to work.  But is there a better way?

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