intltool-update adding "c-format" all over the place

Bjoern Voigt bjoern at
Tue May 20 12:53:38 EDT 2008

Laurynas Biveinis wrote:
> I'm working on the source patch to pluralize a few strings that should
> be marked as plural, When I try to test my changes on my translation,
> I run
> XGETTEXT_ARGS="--no-location" intltool-update lt
> It works and I can translate the new plural strings just fine, however
> for some reason it adds a lot of c-format to the obviously
> non-c-format strings, here is an excerpt from diff:
> @@ -4712,163 +4728,216 @@ msgstr ""
>  "Bičiulis %s yra vietiniame sąraše, tačiau jo nėra serverio sąraše.  Ar "
>  "norite įtraukti šį bičiulį į serverio sąrašą?"
> +#, c-format
>  msgid "Unable to parse message"
>  msgstr "Negalima išanalizuoti pranešimo"
What versions of intltool and gettext do you have? I do not have the 
described "c-format" problem with

	XGETTEXT_ARGS="--no-location" intltool-update

I tested with gettext 0.16 and intltool 0.35.5.


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