Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#23584 closed Bug (needsinfo)

makemessages only looks in the current folder

Reported by: Eduard Luca Owned by: nobody
Component: Translations Version: 1.7
Severity: Normal Keywords: localization
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When running makemessages (with the appropriate arguments), it doesn't generate po files for Javascript files which use gettext. As far as I can tell, it's because in core/management/commands/ at line 304, there's file_list = self.find_files("."), which means it only looks in the current directory (and subdirs), meaning it won't ever look in either STATIC_ROOT or STATICFILES_DIRS (still a bit fuzzy which one is which).

Unless there's an obvious thing I'm missing here, I'd treat this as either one of the following:

  • a bug, because it should look in JS files too
  • a feature request to add a --lookup_path argument

The current workaround is to run from whatever folder you want it to look in.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Claude Paroz

Resolution: needsinfo
Status: newclosed

If your STATIC_ROOT setting is pointing to some files actually in your source tree, you're doing it wrong, see #23583.
Now if the above doesn't explain your issue entirely, could you please make a sample project where we could reproduce the problem?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Eduard Luca

I did see that issue, and corrected my mistake, however the result was still the same. I also printed self.ignore_patterns and it doesn't contain the folder with my static files.

I still believe it's to do with the line I originally posted, but I will try to create a minimal sample project with this issue and re-open.

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