Comment 6 for bug 1779574

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

On 2018-09-02 17:58, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> I guess you are suggesting we modify the Debian GNOME universe packages
> to add this to debian/rules instead.
>
> override_dh_translations:

Yes, that's the alternative I had in mind.

> Do you have any positives or negatives we should consider before deciding
> whether to opt these in to language packs?
>
> https://trello.com/c/R7JSYTT8/45-use-ubuntu-langpacks-for-gnome-universe

Wasn't aware of that card. I have no strong opinion on the topic. If I recall it correctly, the packages where we currently make use of "X-Ubuntu-Use-Langpack: yes" are packages which were previously in main, and thus we had existing Ubuntu only translations which we can keep making use of that way. But I don't see anything which prevents us from enabling the langpacks for more packages.

As you already mentioned, backporting a change to 18.04 would be tricky. Maybe it would be wise to override dh_translations in bionic, and enable langpacks going forward.

If enabling langpacks for new GNOME packages in 18.10, please remember that LP templates need to be created.