File: gettext.info, Node: autopoint Invocation, Prev: Files under CVS, Up: CVS Issues 13.6.3 Invoking the `autopoint' Program --------------------------------------- autopoint [OPTION]... The `autopoint' program copies standard gettext infrastructure files into a source package. It extracts from a macro call of the form `AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION(VERSION)', found in the package's `configure.in' or `configure.ac' file, the gettext version used by the package, and copies the infrastructure files belonging to this version into the package. 220.127.116.11 Options ................ `-f' `--force' Force overwriting of files that already exist. `-n' `--dry-run' Print modifications but don't perform them. All file copying actions that `autopoint' would normally execute are inhibited and instead only listed on standard output. 18.104.22.168 Informative output ........................... `--help' Display this help and exit. `--version' Output version information and exit. `autopoint' supports the GNU `gettext' versions from 0.10.35 to the current one, 0.17. In order to apply `autopoint' to a package using a `gettext' version newer than 0.17, you need to install this same version of GNU `gettext' at least. In packages using GNU `automake', an invocation of `autopoint' should be followed by invocations of `aclocal' and then `autoconf' and `autoheader'. The reason is that `autopoint' installs some autoconf macro files, which are used by `aclocal' to create `aclocal.m4', and the latter is used by `autoconf' to create the package's `configure' script and by `autoheader' to create the package's `config.h.in' include file template. The name `autopoint' is an abbreviation of `auto-po-intl-m4'; the tool copies or updates mostly files in the `po', `intl', `m4' directories.