event time cannot be specified any more

Bug #357678 reported by Paolo Benvenuto on 2009-04-08
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
language-pack-gnome-it (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Since I updated to ubuntu jaunty beta, featuring gnome 2.26, I cannot manage my
events' time any more.

If I open en existing event that has its time specified, the time isn't showed
in the corresponding window field, and saving lets the event as an all-day-long

If I add a new event, I have the same problem: I can generate only all-day-long
event. Trying to specify the time with the time drop down list results in the
time not been shown in the corresponding window element.

reported to gnome bugzilla too: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=578224

Paolo Benvenuto (donpaolo) wrote :

I think this is a serious funcionality bug, i consider it should be fixed before jaunty release.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → New
Paolo Benvenuto (donpaolo) wrote :

Why importance=low ? It's a serious problem that in evolution I cannot enter an event with the proper time indication!!!

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

because you seem to be the only user having the issue until now

Paolo Benvenuto (donpaolo) wrote :

I have had the issue installing intrepid and upgrading to jaunty.

I see it:

- on my account (directory .evolution imported from previous pc)
- on the jaunty guest account

can't you reproduce it?

Paolo Benvenuto (donpaolo) wrote :

I intend that in my personal account (I imported .evolution from my previous installation) something from before could be generating the bug, but in the guest session all is like a virgin, nobody sees the bug there?

Paolo Benvenuto (donpaolo) wrote :

OK, I verified that the bug appears only when running evolution with italian locales:

$ locale

if I run it with LC_ALL=C the bug isn't present

Changed in evolution:
status: New → Confirmed
affects: evolution (Ubuntu) → language-pack-gnome-it (Ubuntu)
Changed in language-pack-gnome-it (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Based on "heuristic" investigation from me and Milo Casagrande, this issue is relate to a change I applied in Italian translation in 2.26 cycle.

The change was replace the conversion specificator "%k" formatter for hours with "%-H". Please note that %k is not a supported specificator by stfrtime[1], it should be a GNU/glibc extension or similar; its usage was avoided in similar context, such as eel and/or nautilus translations.

So, while I'm not sure the real issue is in %k usage, I've reverted its usage in e-d-s translation for jaunty[2]. Could be great provide a new langpack to test it, as well as make it available for Jaunty final relase.

[1] http://opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xsh/strftime.html
[2] http://tinyurl.com/c8vjtz

Changed in language-pack-gnome-it (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Italian translation teams in Launchpad (lp-l10n-it)
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Sebastien, why did you re-assigned this bug to lp-l10n-it?

As I said we applied a "fix" in e-d-s translation in launchpad, the only missing action is provide a new langpack.

Also I think that importance should be increased, 'cause this bug prevent Italian users to add any appointment.

Changed in language-pack-gnome-it (Ubuntu):
assignee: lp-l10n-it → nobody
miobio (miobio) wrote :

I confirm this bug on several installations. Please fix it ASAP or at least move the importance to high.


Milo Casagrande (milo) wrote :

as a workaround you can follow instructions here:


The only other thing is waiting for a new language-pack for Ubuntu (probably one month after the release) or version 2.26.2 of GNOME (due around the 15th of May).

miobio (miobio) wrote :

I have already used the fix @ "https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-pack-gnome-it/+bug/357678?comments=all" and I confirm it works.

You will agree with me, though, that this solution is hard to implement in large environments (100+ installations). Is there a way to anticipate the 15th of May date?

Could anyone build a .deb to automate the fix procedure?

Thanks for your help

Damiano Dallatana (damidalla) wrote :

I solved using the Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Language Pack Builders at [1].
I suggest deactivating it after having updated the lag packs (it's a daily updated PPA - that means a lot of updates!) or downloading the italian packages only.

Damiano Dallatana (damidalla) wrote :

I solved using the Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Language Pack Builders at [1].
I suggest deactivating it after having updated the lag packs (it's a daily updated PPA - that means a lot of updates!) or downloading the italian packages only.

[1]: https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-langpack/+archive/ppa

David Planella (dpm) on 2009-06-18
tags: added: l10n
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Critical
Changed in evolution:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in evolution:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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