Bug#433314: Makefile.in.in: Shouldn't itlocaledir use datadir?!

Pascal Giard evilynux at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 09:31:35 UTC 2007

Package: intltool
Version: 0.35.5-4
Severity: normal

FWIW, I encountered the following while working on DeSmuME (http://desmume.org).

I'm using intltoolize to generate the scripts and therefore copies
/usr/share/intltool/Makefile.in.in in po/ .

Building with --datadir=/usr/share/games i noticed that locale files
were installed in /usr/share/locale even though i was expecting it to
be in /usr/share/games/locale.

Looking closer at /usr/share/intltool/Makefile.in.in, i noticed that
unlike /usr/share/gettext/po/Makefile.in.in and $localedir, the
localedir is built using...
$(prefix):	/usr
$(DATADIRNAME): /share
locale:		/locale

I was expecting $(datadir)/locale ...
Is this a bug are locales should always be in $(prefix)/$(DATADIRNAME)/locale ?



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages intltool depends on:
ii  automake [automaken]     1:1.10+nogfdl-1 A tool for generating GNU Standard
ii  file                     4.21-1          Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gettext                  0.16.1-2        GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  libxml-parser-perl       2.34-4.2        Perl module for parsing XML files
ii  patch                    2.5.9-4         Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl                     5.8.8-7         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction

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