[Reproducible-builds] Bug#792687: gettext: please support timestamps from environment

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at debian.org
Mon Aug 31 20:00:14 UTC 2015

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.

Lunar                                .''`. 
lunar at debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
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