Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#18547 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed) makemessages should show a specific error message if the user hasn't installed gettext (e. g. on windows)

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Internationalization Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


According to the documentation the GNU gettext utilities are necessary for makemessages. But the first time I used it, it did not know this. The command line only shows that the command "xgettext" was not found. But a more specific message like "xgettext not found. You need to install ..." would be nice. Thanks.

Attachments (1)

18547.diff (852 bytes) - added by Claude Paroz 7 years ago.
Catch when xgettext is not found

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Claude Paroz

Component: TranslationsInternationalization
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Changed 7 years ago by Claude Paroz

Attachment: 18547.diff added

Catch when xgettext is not found

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Claude Paroz <claude@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In [8184aff2b0a3fbe6759163c0289f640a393a3e99]:

Fixed #18547 -- Improved error message when gettext is missing

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