badblocks' output of the pattern is wrong in the German locale

Bug #1527345 reported by malheum on 2015-12-17
This bug affects 1 person
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e2fsprogs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


I am using badblocks to check a hdd that I salvaged from an older machine that I got, I assume the hdd is still good, but I want to make sure and I also want to clear all old data from it.

I am using this command line:

# badblocks -c 4096 -b 4096 -o badblocks.txt -s -v -w /dev/sdb

This is the output I got so far, please notice that the pattern that badblocks is using is not written at the correct location

Nach defekten Blöcken wird gesucht (Lesen+Schreiben-Modus)
Von Block 0 bis 122096645
Mit Muster 0x wird getestetaa: erledigt
Lesen und Vergleichen:erledigt
Mit Muster 0x wird getestet55: erledigt
Lesen und Vergleichen:erledigt
Mit Muster 0x wird getestetff: 15.23% erledigt, 5:16:28 verstrichen. (0/0/0 Fehler)

For example the line:
Mit Muster 0x wird getestetaa: erledigt
should be:
Mit Muster 0xaa wird getestet: erledigt

Or the line
Mit Muster 0x wird getestet55: erledigt
should be:
Mit Muster 0x55 wird getestet: erledigt

Same for the line with shows the current pattern and the progress:
Mit Muster 0x wird getestetff: 15.23% erledigt, 5:16:28 verstrichen. (0/0/0 Fehler)
should be:
Mit Muster 0xff wird getestet: 15.23% erledigt, 5:16:28 verstrichen. (0/0/0 Fehler)

I assume the format string in the German translation for badblocks is a a wrong position in the string (at the end).

This is a x64 ubuntu 15.10 installation.

# lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 15.10

# dpkg -S /sbin/badblocks
e2fsprogs: /sbin/badblocks

# apt-cache showpkg e2fsprogs
Package: e2fsprogs
1.42.12-1ubuntu2 (/var/lib/apt/lists/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_wily_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)
 Description Language:
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_wily_main_binary-amd64_Packages
                  MD5: 92d0fdf684262bbfa702eaea3f50b97e
 Description Language: de
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_wily_main_i18n_Translation-de
                  MD5: 92d0fdf684262bbfa702eaea3f50b97e
 Description Language: en
                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/de.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_wily_main_i18n_Translation-en
                  MD5: 92d0fdf684262bbfa702eaea3f50b97e

Reverse Depends:
  uuid-runtime:i386,e2fsprogs 1.40.3-1ubuntu1
  libuuid1:i386,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  libss2:i386,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  libcomerr2:i386,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  e2fslibs:i386,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  ubuntu-core-upgrader,e2fsprogs 1.42.10
  palo,e2fsprogs 1.2
  uuid-runtime,e2fsprogs 1.40.3-1ubuntu1
  libuuid1,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  libss2,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  libcomerr2,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  jasper,e2fsprogs 1.41.11-1
  e2fsprogs-dbg,e2fsprogs 1.42.12-1ubuntu2
  e2fslibs,e2fsprogs 1.34-1
  cloud-guest-utils,e2fsprogs 1.4
1.42.12-1ubuntu2 - e2fslibs (5 1.42.12-1ubuntu2) libblkid1 (2 2.17.2) libc6 (2 2.14) libcomerr2 (2 1.42~WIP-2011-10-05-1) libss2 (2 1.34-1) libuuid1 (2 2.16) util-linux (2 2.15~rc1-1) gpart (0 (null)) parted (0 (null)) e2fsck-static (0 (null)) dump (3 0.4b4-4) dump:i386 (3 0.4b4-4) initscripts (3 2.85-4) initscripts:i386 (3 2.85-4) quota (3 1.55-8.1) quota:i386 (3 1.55-8.1) sysvinit (3 2.85-4) sysvinit:i386 (3 2.85-4) hurd (1 20040301-1) hurd:i386 (1 20040301-1) libblkid1 (3 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.10-2) libblkid1:i386 (3 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.10-2) libuuid1 (3 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.10-2) libuuid1:i386 (3 1.38+1.39-WIP-2005.12.10-2) e2fsprogs:i386 (0 (null))
1.42.12-1ubuntu2 - e2fsprogs:i386
Reverse Provides:
e2fsprogs:i386 1.42.12-1ubuntu2


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: e2fsprogs 1.42.12-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-19.23-generic 4.2.6
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 17 18:41:25 2015
ExecutablePath: /sbin/badblocks
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-09-01 (107 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150827)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: e2fsprogs
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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