PO files (was: Windows installer for bzr 2.6)

Joshua Judson Rosen jrosen at harvestai.com
Sat Apr 12 17:52:21 UTC 2014

On April 12, 2014 11:35:38 AM EDT, Vincent Ladeuil <v.ladeuil+lp at free.fr> wrote:
>> The problem I had was the PO files, it seems that gettext or libiconv
>    > were returning a non 0 error code saying something about file
>> descriptors, funnily enough I googled the error message and found
>  > tortoiseSVN lists that message as 'normal' in a log checker program
>    > they have for their own installer!
>Hold on, the 2.6 release tar files should already contain those files
>IIRC ? Or is that error occurring during some later processing ?

The .po (Portable Object) files are source files. They need to be compiled into .mo (Machine Object) files before they can used by a program.

>    > So are the po files normally required for the win installer?
>No idea, sorry, does something break if you don't have them (apart from
>the error above that is).

If you don't build the po files into mo files and install the mo files, then the program is only able to speak US English.

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