Synaptic does not ship all available translations

Bug #889351 reported by Joel Pickett on 2011-11-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It seems that the Synaptic package only ships a subset of the available translations in the code:

$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
$ dpkg -L synaptic | grep | wc -l
$ bzr branch lp:synaptic
$ cd synaptic
$ ls po | grep "\.po\b" | wc -l

This was first noticed using an en_AU locale:

Language is set to English (Australia). Synaptic fails to display en_AU translations, such as dialog, organized and Colors

Should be dialogue, organised and Colours.

These have been translated months ago --

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: synaptic 0.75.2ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Nov 12 12:32:32 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: synaptic
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Joel Pickett (jpickett) wrote :
Joel Pickett (jpickett) on 2011-11-27
affects: synaptic (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-translations
David Planella (dpm) on 2011-12-06
affects: ubuntu-translations → synaptic
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - en_AU translations aren't used
+ Synaptic does not ship all available translations
description: updated
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Moving the bug from ubuntu-translations to synaptic, as synaptic is no longer in main and thus cannot be translated in Ubuntu (but can still be translated upstream at

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I think the only thing needed is to ship a new package including the new translations.

I thought that Synaptic was auto-committing translations to the trunk branch, but it seems it's doing it on an external one. So before doing the upload, the branch needs to be merged to trunk.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package synaptic - 0.75.9

synaptic (0.75.9) unstable; urgency=low

  * generate synaptic.pot during the package build to really enable
    langpack support

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 09:45:48 +0200

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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