autopoint program copies standard gettext infrastructure files
into a source package. It extracts from a macro call of the form
), 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.
autopointwould normally execute are inhibited and instead only listed on standard output.
autopoint supports the GNU
gettext versions from 0.10.35 to
the current one, 0.18.2. In order to apply
a package using a
gettext version newer than 0.18.2, you
need to install this same version of GNU
gettext at least.
In packages using GNU
automake, an invocation of
should be followed by invocations of
aclocal and then
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.