Live media"Examples" desktop item translations depended on having the PO files

Bug #441986 reported by Timo Jyrinki on 2009-10-04
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
example-content (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: example-content

Hi. I realized that the "Examples" icon on the desktop when running live-CD depended on having the translations inside package when the language packs haven't yet been installed. example-content 38 removed the few PO files that were included. Since the "Install Ubuntu 9.10" above it is correctly translated, it would be a little more coherent to have also Examples translated (although eg. the menus anyway are not translated).

The solution for this would be to export all translations from and include them into source package. The translations are less than kilobyte each. This exception is done also eg. for xdg-user-dirs, the ubiquity icon etc.

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Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

I don't know exactly where we should fix this problem, but like Timo said we need to ship the example-content mo files in the Live-CD and have "Examples" translated on the desktop icon, as we already have "Install Ubuntu"

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in langpack-o-matic:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New

I agree, and the mo files of example-content only have 2 strings, it
is acceptable to add them to CD by default. It will be better for
users to see "Examples" translated because the content is a window for
users to get a good first impression of our distro.

What's your opinion? Do you mind adding example-content mo files which only contain two strings to the CD?

Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

I'm fine with that. But the translations need to be added to the package itself, so I don't understand why Adi marked the bug in example-content to be invalid and assigned it to langpack-o-matic...

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

example-content is in main, so I was thinking that if we try to upload example-content, langpack-o-matic will strip them.

Maybe the bug is not in langpack-o-matic, but in the script that builds binary packages.

Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in langpack-o-matic:
status: New → Invalid

Is this still an issue? Please respond if you still experience this bug.

Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2011-09-14
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package example-content - 46

example-content (46) precise; urgency=low

  * Updated translations, thanks Gabor Kelemen (lp: #441986)
  * debian/rules:
    - don't strip the translation by setting NO_PKG_MANGLE=1, this way
      the liveCD icons is translated
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:28:38 +0200

Changed in example-content (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) wrote :

Hm, I'm just wondering... was that NO_PKG_MANGLE=1 necessary? My understanding was that the .desktop file is stripped from translations by dh_translations (which is not used by e-c, so we are good), while the .mo files are removed from the package by pkgbinarymangler (which might come handy wrt to the CD-size limit).
I may be wrong, but don't want to be blamed for OVERSIZED CD's :).

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Yes, Gabor is correct. With NO_PKG_MANGLE we'll lose the possibility of translating e-c in Launchpad, and it's not necessary for inline translations in .desktop files.

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Could someone please confirm whether:

a) the bug has been fixed
b) the issue in comment #8 has been addressed

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
importance: High → Medium
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - Live CD "Examples" desktop item translations depended on having the PO
+ Live media"Examples" desktop item translations depended on having the PO
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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