HEADS-UP! URGENT! Major problem with translations for Hardy and Intrepid.

Marcos Alvarez Costales marcos.alvarez.costales at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 08:43:28 GMT 2009


Arne, this can do more slow Launchpad (more downloads/acces).
And for the translators: wait the donwloads.
Can you create a repository for a direct download of these files, please?
This is only an idea :P
Cheers.

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Bruno Patri <bruno.patri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le Friday 16 January 2009 09:18:48 Milo Casagrande, vous avez écrit :
>
> Hi,
>
>> > Dear translation team leads,
>> >
>> > we have a major problem with translations in Hardy and Intrepid which
>> > needs your attention NOW!
>> >
>> > It turns out that several translated msgstrings contain format strings
>> > (i.e. %s, %d, etc.) where the msgid doesn't, or the number of format
>> > attributes in msgstr and msgid does not match.
>> >
>> > This causes several applications to crash!
>> >
>> > We treat this as a severe regression and security issue which needs
>> > urgent attention.
>> >
>> > We have prepared a list of potentially affected files (attached) and
>> > need you to check all of those for this type of error and fix them
>> > immediately.
>> >
>> > We cannot build new langpacks with those faulty strings present in the
>> > database.
>> >
>> > Please see the attached list, investigate and fix the faulty strings.
>> >
>> > When finished, please report back which languages you have fixed.
>> >
>> > I cannot stress this enough: this is a severe regression in stable
>> > releases. Please mobilize all resources to help fixing this problem.
>>
>> I understand and see the urgency in this case, but this is not going to
>> be easy, really.
>>
>> Take for example, in my case, the "kdeprint" one... there's no package
>> named that way in the "kdebase" super-package (and probably kde naming
>> is not going to help us...).
>>
>> I supposed the number next to the package name was the faulty string
>> number, probably it is, but not in Launchpad.
>>
>> Just one example:
>>
>> rosetta-hardy/it/LC_MESSAGES/inkscape.po.c-format:385:
>>
>> This is string 385 in Hardy Italian translation of Inkscape:
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/9rc5g3
>>
>> Counting at 3465 strings, it's not going to be easy to search for an
>> error which we have no idea of what is since that translation is 99.99%
>> identical to upstream (only 3 strings have changed for convey to GNOME
>> menu naming scheme and are not even c-format).
>>
>> Really, this is not going to be easy if it's proved to be true for all
>> the packages listed.
>>
>> If that number is the string number, and such in my case there's no
>> visible error, I really have no idea of what's going on.
>>
>> Is it possible to have a more detailed explanation of what those numbers
>> mean or anything else that could cast some light on this issue?
>
> This is the output of
>
> msgfmt -cv foo.po -o foo.mo
>
> command. This is not the string number; this the line number in the .po file.
>
> I've downloaded 2 files from rosetta (fr) : kcmlayout.po and kcmgreet.po. I
> didn't find any errors in the first one. There was an error at line 483
> although it's 562 in Arne's report....
>
> It's nearly impossible to fix all this errors from Rosetta (or at least it's
> a huge work).
> We need a direct acces to the .po files, download them, fix them and notfy
> upstream translators about those issues.
>
>
>
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> Bruno
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