die Makefile Macro $*.@PICSUFFIX@ broke badly on a machine (on a sun):
It produced version.po.po.o rather than version.po.o.
But it is easily replaced by $@, anyway.
Created attachment 604 [details]
replacement if the dubios $* with serveral dots in the filename
Fix does not work on all platforms.
originally against 3.0.6rc2