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Re: [bug-gettext] msgmerge --for-msgfmt

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] msgmerge --for-msgfmt
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 13:17:59 +0200
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Hi Daiki,

> I got a report saying that the .pot-update rule doesn't work if the
> project is configured with the gettext infrastructure from 0.20.1:
> https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/p11-glue/2019-May/000700.html

Thanks for the forward!

> Apparently, if the input .po file contains no translation (i.e., all
> msgstr's are ""), msgmerge --for-msgfmt doesn't produce any output and
> thus the later msgfmt call fails.

It happens also when the input PO file does contain translations but the
*output* PO file would not contain translations.

> I suspect that this might be an intended behavior

No, this wasn't intended. msgfmt does not treat "empty" PO files specially,
therefore 'msgmerge --for-msgfmt' should not do it either.

Fixed through


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