SYNOPSISdh_gentdeb [debhelper options]
DESCRIPTIONdh_gentdeb prepares localisation content for a debian Tdeb package.
Only the -p debhelper option is handled by dh_gentdeb.
DESCRIPTIONdh_gentdeb is a debhelper add-on created by Emdebian to create translation packages (tdebs). dh_gentdeb is intended to separate out the individual translation files from the current Debian packages into packages without any translation files and a single TDeb package, one per source package.
If a second tdeb is supported by one source package, the $srcpackage-tdeb package must contain any debconf templates used by any of the binary packages. The second tdeb is then used for translations of optional content.
Once a package uses dh_gentdeb, translation files must be removed from all packages in the normal build. This includes all translated manpages and other translated content. Original, untranslated, content should remain.
dh_gentdeb runs as a part of the normal package build - simply add the call to the binary-indep target of debian/rules, usually after dh_install and before dh_builddeb. dh_gentdeb handles locating the relevant files, a .install file is not normally necessary.
Support for a tdeb diff1.gz will be added as dh_gentdeb develops. The extra diff is used by translators to build updated or new tdeb packages. Tdeb packages depend on the source:Version of the mainpackage but no packages may depend upon the tdeb. (Not even other TDebs). The mainpackage can be specified using the -p option.
Use of diff1.gz should remove the need to create a customised source with a debian/rules stub etc. by allowing Emdebian TDebs to be created during an Emdebian build and Debian TDebs in a Debian build. Translators would then be able to use:
OPTIONSThe default action is to process all available po files and all identifiable translated content.
AUTHORNeil Williams <[email protected]>
Copyright and Licence
Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Neil Williams <[email protected]> This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.