[Adduser-devel] Bug#331392: adduser: incorrect po/Makefile

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sat Oct 22 19:34:12 UTC 2005


sorry for not replying any sooner.

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 04:18:18PM +0200, Thomas Huriaux wrote:
> The problem is still not fully solved:
> In adduser 3.73,
> $ msgfmt --statistics fr.po 
> 93 translated messages.
> $ make update
> [...]
> $ msgfmt --statistics fr.po 
> 76 translated messages, 7 fuzzy translations, 8 untranslated messages.
> The last statistics are right, because Christian has synced the
> translation with the 3.67.2 version of adduser, so many strings are
> now fuzzy.
> The binary package is ok, it uses the updated fr.po generated at build
> time.
> But as you can see, the source package is wrong. I guess it is because
> you use svn-buildpackage, but you haven't commited yet the re-merged
> fr.po.

Currently, there are no changes in the po files in the trunk

svn-buildpackage works like this:

* fakeroot debian/rules clean
* It then exports the working copy to the build "lab"
* It then builds the package, in my case with debuild.

That way, all changes done to the package during the build do not
propagate back to version control.

I have frequently seen packages update their debconf po files in the
clean target - maybe adduser should do that as well?

> I'm sorry, but this time I don't know how to solve this problem in an
> other way than telling you not to forget to commit po files each time
> they have been re-merged.

In the adduser build process, no changed po files end up in the
working copy, so there is nothing to commit. Help please.


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