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[bug-gnulib] Re: gettextize & mkinstalldirs

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: gettextize & mkinstalldirs
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 12:47:33 +0200
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Karl Berry wrote:
> When I ran gettextize to update the hello sources to gettext 0.14.5, it
> added build-aux/mkinstalldirs to the top-level EXTRA_DIST.

That's normal. po/Makefile.in.in makes use of the mkinstalldirs script.

> mkinstalldirs was not an included file in the gnulib gettext module
> (I'd previously run gnulib-tool --import).

The gnulib gettext module actually handles only part of what gettextize does,
namely only the m4 and lib parts. Not the po/ directory.

> My understanding
> is that install[-sh] -d is preferred these days, although the generated
> po/Makefile apparently uses it.

Yes, someday po/Makefile.in.in will be changed to use mkdir or install-sh

> BTW, it would be helpful for me, at least, if gettextize could acquire
> an option reporting what actually changes.

gettextize reports, by default, everything it changes in the ChangeLog files.

> (My net connection is slow
> and it's a drag to run cvs on the whole hierarchy every time.)

In that case you can make a local copy of your working directory and run
gettextize on one of the two copies only. Then run "diff -r"...


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