This is making clear that the culprit must be my code
Need to dig deeper into...
an error message (Executing xgettext...but NO new potfile) would have been fine
Did not have to dig very deep... #bacon -x sfsget.bac Starting conversion... done. Executing xgettext... done. Starting compilation... done. Program 'sfsget' ready. # ls -l sfsget* -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 89676 2011-04-28 17:17 sfsget -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28684 2011-04-28 17:16 sfsget.bac -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3104 2011-04-28 17:17 sfsget.pot -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 9967 2011-04-28 11:36 sfsget.sh # IMPORT "gtk_widget_set_tooltip_text(long,char*)" FROM "libgtk-x11-2.0.so" TYPE void was missing. I had been thinking "don't use any tooltip" so I had deleted this line. Compiling and testing did not make a different result but the pot file was missing.
Now everything is fine again.
Peter, could you make above mentioned error message display in red? I know you can but would you do so?