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

Laurynas Biveinis laurynas.biveinis at
Thu May 22 15:02:38 EDT 2008

Thanks, it worked!

2008/5/20 Jochen Kemnade <kemnade at>:
> Hello Laurynas,
> I'm sorry for not having answered earlier, but I didn't have the time
> yet. I had the same problem with the default Ubuntu intltool.
> If you look into /usr/bin/intltool-update, you'll find the default
> xgettext arguments being set around line 760. The settings like
> "--flag\=[SOME_C_FUNCTION]:c-format" being made here result in gettext
> putting c-format tags before all strings, that occur inside
> g_strdup_printf, g_string_append_printf and so on.
> I helped myself by copying /usr/bin/intltool-update to
> $HOME/bin/intltool-update-pidgin, removing lines 760-774 and adding
> "--no-location" instead. By replacing your calls line "intltool-update
> lt" by "intltool-update-pidgin lt", this custom version should be used
> and you don't get all those c-format tags anymore.
> hth,
> Jochen
> --
> Jochen Kemnade
> kemnade at
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