Keeping POTFILES.in sync'd
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Thu Feb 24 17:51:58 CET 2005
Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>> I wrote a *rough* *uncivilized* shell script which creates POTFILES.in
>> file. Personally, I'd include this script into xfce4-dev-tools, and
>> invoke with certain m4 macro or include it macro itself so that this
>> list file will be generated automatically in autogen.sh process, of
>> course it needs to be modified.
>> There must be clever way, I'll welcome your (shell/perl script, m4
>> macro, autotools magician) opinion.
> Its up to the maintainer to adjust POTFILES.in, when he includes another
> file. Automating this using a script looks like awaiting breakage,
> atleast for me, as I normally have uncommitted, test .c files and such
> in my local sandboxes, and so it would break other peoples builds if I'd
> create a tarball with a POTFILES.in, that was generated on my system
> (ok, one could argue that creating tarballs should happen from a clean
And there's the problem of autogenerated files, that may be caught by
the script, so you'd need a super-clean sandbox.
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