ubuntu-langpack ppa doubts/issues

Arne Goetje arne.goetje at canonical.com
Tue Jun 9 15:48:24 BST 2009

Roberto C. Morano wrote:
> Lets go on with the error we've found :]
> 'mozilla.tar.gz'  (mozilla translation extensions) is included in this
> package from the ppa and it seems not to be complete, we've found the
> following things
> *
> '/usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions/langpack-$LANG at firefox-3.0.ubuntu.com/chrome.manifest' 
> is empty
> * $LANG.jar is not included
> This results in having Firefox in English :]
> I hope you can bring some light to this matter. Thanks in advance.

OK, thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. :)
I have confirmed this with the Launchpad Translations team.
Firefox/xulrunner translations in the PPA are currently broken, because
of the message sharing transition taking place.

So, a general warning here: if you use the PPA langpack updates, you are
using bleeding edge Rosetta exports. We won't push them to -proposed or
even -updates before we haven't tested them for obvious errors.

Since the transition to message sharing is still going on, there are no
plans to push PPA langpack updates to -proposed, because it's likely
that there are some bugs until the message sharing transition is finished.

For the Firefox/xulrunner case, I will upload new translations into
Rosetta. Then we can see if that fixes already the problem. If not, the
Launchpad Translations team needs to do some magic.


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