Clumsy Finnish localization of post-install failure message

Bug #1019172 reported by era on 2012-06-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
Ubuntu Finnish Translators
dpkg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Quoting bug #976781 correspondence:
>> aliprosessi installed post-installation script palautti virhetilakoodin 255
> apologies for the really stupid half-translated error message you got.

I'm not sure what should be done about this. A more fluent translation would be something like "aliprosessin asentama asennuksen viimeistelyskripti" (off the top of my head) but if "post-installation script" is not a translatable string (haven't checked) it may require changes to the source.

I started to look at the Finnish dpkg translations, but there are over 300 untranslated messages to cope with, and I'm not a native speaker. I'm mainly submitting this bug report as a reminder to myself to revisit when I have more time.

Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2012-08-16
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Finnish Translators (ubuntu-l10n-fi)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Jiri Grönroos (jiri-gronroos) wrote :

This looks like a combination of and (in Precise )

The latter isn't translated, therefore the given error message was only partly translated. We're open for suggestions on how to translate 724.

Jiri Grönroos (jiri-gronroos) wrote :

The actual problem for translators is the variable %s in 724 as it doesn't seem to be translatable. This is a dpkg bug for which translators can only give an ugly workaround, the actual bug (variable %s in 724 isn't marked for translation) should be fixed upstream.

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