Advice needed - moving GNOME help files into langpacks

Loïc Minier loic.minier at
Thu Aug 27 17:31:33 BST 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009, Martin Pitt wrote:
> With normal gettext mo files we solved that problem by storing them in
> a separate directory (/usr/share/locale-langpack/), but doing the same
> is not that easy for GNOME help; I'm not quite sure whether adding an
> alternative search path to yelp and rarian is sufficient, or whether
> this would need adaptions to other packages as well. However, I have
> seen some hardcoded file references in e. g. the rarian source package:
>   ./data/beanstalk.document:DocPath[de]=/usr/share/gnome/help/beanstalk/de/beanstalk.xml
> which would definitively break due to that change. (The file isn't
> actually shipped, though).

 Perhaps instead of stripping the files entirely from regular packages
 you could make them symlink to a langpack specific location?  We'd then
 investigate over time which apps need to patched to work with the
 langpack location directly, or just keep symlinks forever.

Loïc Minier

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