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Re: .mo files in source package

On 2009-09-02 08:08 +0200, Ludovico Cavedon wrote:

> Hi,
> are .mo file considered source, i.e. is an upstream tarball containing
> .mo files ok?

Yes and no.  They are not source, but shipping them is perfectly fine as
long as you also ship the .po files.  If you don't modify the .po files,
you can use the existing .mo files for the binary package(s).

> Or is it necessary to have .po files?

Yes, as they are the source for the .mo files.

> If .po files are necessary, but available only via Mercurial, should I
> get the  source from SCM, remove the .hg* file and repackage it?

Yes.  And try to convince upstream to ship the .po files in their


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