APT and dpkg Translations

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 4 11:27:58 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:18:56AM +0000, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> On 29 January 2013 10:00, Volkan Gezer <vlkngzr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Should APT and DPKG translations be done from Debian or Launchpad?
> In Ubuntu it's part of the language packs.

No, apt and dpkg are explicitly excluded from language packs (see
pkgbinarymangler/striptranslations.blacklist) because their strings are
needed in the installer before language packs are installed.  Thus
translating them in Launchpad is effectively useless.

If you want translations for these packages to have any effect, they
should be done in Debian, even though there'll be some propagation time.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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