Do not translate dpkg error messages in apport logs

Bug #346279 reported by Sense Egbert Hofstede on 2009-03-21
This bug affects 1 person
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

If you report a bug with Apport and the error message was translated to a different language from English, the title and error message of the apport bug report will be in that language.
This makes it harder for bug triagers to understand the bug report if they don't understand that language.

Apport should translate error messages to English before submitting them to Launchpad.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Do you have an example bug? Apport can only translate its own strings, not the strings from arbitrary other programs.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: New → Incomplete
Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :

An example would be bug 346278 which was raised by APT. It passes the translated error message on to Apport instead of an English one.
Maybe that should be changed to make the life of bug triagers easier and make it more clear that bugs have to be reported in English.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Ah, as I suspected. Indeed the only package which has control over this is apt, which calls dpkg. It could call it with LC_MESSAGES=C, but then the user would have a harder time to read the log.

affects: apport (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - Apport sends translated titles/errormessages too
+ Do not translate dpkg error messages in apport logs
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-05-11
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → nobody
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