String "Reading state information" is not translatable

Bug #105258 reported by g0su on 2007-04-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The "Reading state information" string from the apt package is not translatable through Rosetta.

This is a very visible string, which is displayed every time update-manager is run.

It appears as translatable in the POT template from apt's sources, but it does not appear as such in Rosetta.

Versions: 7.04 Feisty, 7.10 Gutsy, 8.04 HArdy Beta

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

This string comes from apt, I reassign.


Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

After a short investigation, I've noticed that the problem with this string is that it does not appear in the template from Rosetta [1], in fact, after downloading the apt PO file from there, the string seems to be marked as obsolete:

  #~ msgid "Reading state information"

However, on both the current .deb package (apt-0.7.6ubuntu14.1) and bazaar revisions the string appears in the apt-all.pot template, this time as translatable.

I believe this is simply an issue of Rosetta not having the current translation template, so there is not much we translators can do.

If this is not the case, please let us know how we can contribute to the fix, since this is a very visible string (it appears every time the update-manager is run) which has been untranslated since Feisty, and it would be nice to have this fixed before the LTS release.


David Planella (dpm) on 2008-03-25
description: updated
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Thanks to the newly implemented search feature in Rosetta (Edge), I have finally found the string, which is indeed translatable:

It comes from libapt-pkg4.6, not apt.

Changed in apt:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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