State of desktop file translations

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Mon Sep 12 12:30:49 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Felix Geyer <debfx at> wrote:
> On 12.09.2011 12:26, Harald Sitter wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Felix Geyer <debfx at> wrote:
>>> 1) Disable desktop file stripping completely and rebuild the packages.
>> Please mind that we will still have to support the entire use case, as
>> everything that is not KDE will still strip. So we have to maintain
>> the business logic for loading translations via mo files either way.
> Yes, the translation loading patch in kde4libs will stay.
> We would only drop the stripping logic from pkg-kde-tools.

IIRC stripping is actually done by a fake package in the buildd which
will in an appropriate build environment (i.e. main archive buildd and
target is either main or restricted) execute the stripping as part of
some other dh_foo script. So I am not entirely sure a prevention of
stripping would be all that trivial right now. If someone could look
into that...


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