I'm not sure this is the appropriate location
to ask ths sort of question, but the Gettext FAQ says this list is also
for the "discussion of features" so decided to try.
Gettext searches for catalogs in a specific hierarchy: LOCALEDIR/ll/LC_MESSAGES/PACKAGE.mo
. This doesn't suit the usual hierarchy most projects when developing,
as most have a `po/` directory with `ll.po` files matching each
language. When running make, those po files turn into `po/ll.gmo`, which
does not look at all like the hierarchy gettext is looking for.
There are two solutions I see for it and none are satisfactory:
Modify makefiles to re-create the required hierarchy without `make
install`. This is usually not possible as people use automake and do not
edit makefiles manually.
2. Run `make install` after
each time a translation is updated (possibly passing --prefix=/somepath/
to ./configure). This works, but it is annoying as it complicates the
develop-translate-test cycle needlessly.
Is there a good way to workaround it so it is possbile to check changes to translation without `make install`?