Cups: Translation template should be in the binary package, not in the langpack

Bug #607141 reported by Gabor Kelemen on 2010-07-19
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
CUPS
New
Undecided
Unassigned
One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
Unassigned
Ubuntu Translations
Medium
Unassigned
cups (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Currently, we export the cups template along the other .mo files in the language packs. This is however, not what the software expects, thus not useful at all.

Cups expects the files to be in /usr/share/cups/locale/ll, in the file name format of cups_ll.po and in PO format[1]. The cups-common package ships the existing translations this way: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/all/cups-common/filelist

So, what we should do is:
-stop distributing the .mo files
-add cups to the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline page, and export translations before Maverick is out.

[1]: seems that while cups uses the po format for translation, it does not use gettext for using the translations in the code, but reads directly the po files.

Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2010-07-19
summary: - Cups translation template should go to a custom place in language packs
+ Cups translation template should be in the binary package, not in the
+ langpack

I believe it would be best to make upstream make use of gettext in a standard way (or at all), so the best course of action should probably be reporting the bug upstream and link it to this bug.

At the moment, as we are shipping the translations and they are being used, I'm going to mark this as Low priority. As per the proposed solution:

-stop distributing the .mo files
-- we should see if they can be blacklisted in langpack-o-matic
-add cups to the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline page, and export translations before Maverick is out.
-- I agree

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: i18n
Hendrik Knackstedt (hennekn) wrote :

Please raise the importance of this bug since it is fairly visible to the user in the printer GUI.

tags: added: saucy
summary: - Cups translation template should be in the binary package, not in the
+ Cups: Translation template should be in the binary package, not in the
langpack

Priority changed to 'Medium' because this bug impacts accessibility of a non-core application.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

Status changed to 'Triaged' because the bug is:

- Valid.
- Well described.
- Reported in the upstream project (Ubuntu Translations in Launchpad).
- Ready to be worked on by a developer.

Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Recorded as affecting the 'One Hundred Paper Cuts' project because the bug is a paper cut:

- It impacts the ease of use.
- It is easy to fix.
- It would be encountered by the average user.
- It affects the default installation of the latest Ubuntu or Kubuntu desktop release.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Paper Cuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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