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[1.5.x] Fixed #20690 -- Mentioned LOCALE_PATHS earlier in translation…

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Thanks rene@ for the suggestion.

Backport of 231e31c from master.
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@@ -1203,9 +1203,11 @@ The script should be run from one of two places:
* The root directory of your Django app.
The script runs over your project source tree or your application source tree
-and pulls out all strings marked for translation. It creates (or updates) a
-message file in the directory ``locale/LANG/LC_MESSAGES``. In the ``de``
-example, the file will be ``locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/django.po``.
+and pulls out all strings marked for translation (see
+:ref:`how-django-discovers-translations` and be sure :setting:`LOCALE_PATHS`
+is configured correctly). It creates (or updates) a message file in the
+directory ``locale/LANG/LC_MESSAGES``. In the ``de`` example, the file will be
+``locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/django.po``.
By default :djadmin:`django-admin.py makemessages <makemessages>` examines every
file that has the ``.html`` or ``.txt`` file extension. In case you want to
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