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Re: question about the *.Po files

From: Harald Dunkel
Subject: Re: question about the *.Po files
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 13:22:14 +0200
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hi Harald,
> * Harald Dunkel wrote on Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 10:01:56AM CEST:
>>How comes?
> Mostly compiler variations.  Automake's `depcomp' script knows different
> ways to invoke compilers, so they output dependency information.  The
> script itself does some reformatting, but not what you are hinting at.
> So, the changes you observe might be due to differenc compilers or
> compiler versions.

I should have mentioned that both cases were generated by the
same compiler. Of course in the first case the sources had to
be saerched via vpath, so I had assumed that GNU make has
created this absolute path name.

>>I like the second version, cause it allows me to rename my
>>sandbox directory without having to rebuild everything. Is
>>there a way to enforce this format?
> Not that I know of.  You could try to amend `depcomp' to do this
> reformatting, but it would probably be slow.  Furthermore, note that
> quite a bit of the autotools silently assumes that you do not move the
> build tree nor the source tree around, so you might encounter more
> problems like this.

Currently I have added a filter to my build script to replace
the top level source directory path in the *.Po files by

There are several sed statements in depcomp, so I would assume
that another sed would not hurt that much.



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