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Bug#482795: lintian: should not recommend debian/templates.pot to exist in source

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 09:02:39AM +0200, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> I want my clean target to remove all generated files, so that I can be
> sure no old things are used in a package.  One of those files is
> debian/templates.pot.  I'm removing it in the clean target and
> generating it in the build target.
> Lintian complains about this, because it means that the file is not
> present in the source package.  IMO this is incorrect: generated files
> should not be present in the source package.  There's still discussion
> (which I intend to restart) if it is acceptable to leave them in after
> running the clean target, but AFAIK there's no discussion that it is
> acceptable to remove them.  Of course I could be wrong about that. :-)

Perhaps I'm missing something here, but it looks like both
translators[1] and the website[2] still expect the templates.pot file to
be there. Wouldn't it make more sense to update the website and i18n.d.n
scripts[3] before removing the lintian check?

 1. http://www.debian.org/international/l10n/po-debconf/README-trans
 2. http://www.debian.org/international/l10n/po-debconf/pot
 3. http://svn.debian.org/viewsvn/debian-l10n/dl10n/trunk/dl10n/

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