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Fwd: gettext incompatible with automake's distcheck target?

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Jens, it's a good idea to CC gettext queries to the TP list, where Bruno Haible can see them.

Bruno, sorry to drop this on you without so much as a greeting, but FYI:

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Resent-From: debian-i18n@lists.debian.org
From: Jens Seidel <jensseidel@users.sf.net>
Date: 23 September 2009 9:17:41 PM
To: debian-i18n@lists.debian.org
Subject: gettext incompatible with automake's distcheck target?


I tried to use in an automake based project gettext but I always get
errors starting "make distcheck". The problem seems to be that a readonly source directory is used during this step and make update-po is started in po/ which tries to update the POT file in the source directory. This fails:

make[4]: Entering directory `/home/jens/.../myProject/_build/po'
/usr/bin/xgettext --default-domain=myProject --directory=../.. \
         --add-comments=TRANSLATORS: --keyword=_ --keyword=N_ \
         --files-from=../../po/POTFILES.in \
       && test ! -f myProject.po \
          || ( rm -f ../../po/myProject.pot \
               && mv myProject.po ../../po/myProject.pot )
rm: cannot remove `../../po/myProject.pot': Permission denied
make[4]: *** [rhost.pot-update] Error 1

I really cannot believe that I'm the first user of automake/gettext who
noticed this. How to solve it?


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