Log files and error messages are translated sometimes

Bug #436828 reported by Dustin Kirkland  on 2009-09-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Apport
Undecided
Unassigned
Launchpad itself
Undecided
Unassigned
apport (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
dpkg (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

Apport drives me crazy as an upstream developer and package maintainer when the logs it attaches are in the native language of the reporter.

I understand that the reporter should see their error messages in their own native locale, but bug reports titled or logged in other languages are very difficult for me to deal with.

Perhaps this is a Launchpad wishlist item, as it might have the wherewithall to dynamically translate bug reports, but Babelfish isn't cutting it.

:-Dustin

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

How does this bug manifest itself in the Launchpad bug tracker?

Changed in malone:
status: New → Incomplete
Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

Perhaps this is a Launchpad wishlist item, as it might have the wherewithall to dynamically translate bug reports, but Babelfish isn't cutting it.

Right, but there's nothing to do about this problem in the Launchpad bug tracker itself.

Changed in malone:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Since Launchpad has access to so many translations in its databases, I thought it might be able to process these error logs in a way that I can work with them as a developer.

If Launchpad doesn't want to solve this problem, will Apport?

:-Dustin

Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

Apport only collect logs in this case, so Dpkg and others Debian tools should use LANG=C when generating the reports.

Changed in apport:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-10-29
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-12-10
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - please translate dpkg and other logs back to english
+ Log files and error messages are translated sometimes
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