multiple .po files in one package -- how to do it in SPEC file? bug 230316

Julian Sikorski belegdol at
Wed Jul 11 13:48:13 UTC 2007

2007/7/11, Matej Cepl <mcepl at>:
> Hi,
> I am in the process of my package for jbrout (quite interesting
> photo collection manager) being reviewed and both me and apparently
> reviewer got totally lost in handling .po files. The package has
> multiple .po files and I haven't figured out easy way how to compile
> them all into one .po file which should be compiled into .mo file and
> then installed, but all that for multiple languages, and ... so I see
> three ways out of this mess:
> 1) to play with with find/bash/msgcat/msgattr/etc. with result being
> probably steaming heap of bash scripts horrible to maintain and
> incomprehensible to anybody
> 2) to do the same with Python -- probably much more elegant solution,
> but more work
> 3) somebody has already done 2) (or with other scripting language)
> Could somebody more knowledgeable with packaging RPMs help me to find
> out way to the light?
> Thanks a lot,
> Matěj Cepl
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Why do you want to merge the files? Just installing all of them should be fine.

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