Translations missing due to universe demotion

Bug #572994 reported by nyarla33 on 2010-05-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tuxpaint (Ubuntu)
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Nominated for Lucid by Alkis Georgopoulos

Bug Description

Impact: The translations are missing from the package tuxpaint-data, affecting all international users.
Cause: Tuxpaint was built for the Lucid cycle while it was still in main, so its translations were stripped to go to langpacks.
Then it was demoted to universe and never rebuilt, so its translations are missing from the current package in the repos.
Development version fix: The problem has been fixed for Maverick by just rebuilding the package. No source code changes were necessary.
Stable version patch: A simple version bump and a rebuild are needed, no other source or packaging changes are necessary.
TEST CASE: Run tuxpaint under any locale other than English. The translations aren't there so an English environment will still be shown.

A fixed package for Lucid has been uploaded to https://launchpad.net/~ts.sch.gr/+archive/ppa, has been tested, and found to be working fine.
Only the version number has been changed, so no regressions are expected.

The original bug report follows:
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Binary package hint: tuxpaint

I'm unable to change the language in Tuxpaint.
When using tuxpaint-config I set the language to "French" and "(Use system's setting)" but the language is still English in Tuxpaint.
Tuxpaint-config is automatically in the expected language (French).

jajaX (jajaplanet) wrote :

Hi same problem for me.

I can see a few words in french but this applications isn't completly translated as before.

Is this in lucid?

Ubuntu changed its repositories and Edubuntu packages are no longer in
main. This means that they are no longer translated in launchpad I
think.

Sent from a mobile device.

On 3 May 2010, at 10:11, jajaX <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hi same problem for me.
>
> I can see a few words in french but this applications isn't completly
> translated as before.
>
> --
> Unable to change the language in Tuxpaint
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/572994
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to
> tuxpaint in ubuntu.

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

Thinking about this.

Ubuntu used to translate programs in Edubuntu itself, and didn't give
the translations back to tuxpaint itself.

Ubuntu has stopped translating Edubuntu programs- so are you using
tuxpaint's fr translation?

If Ubuntu will give tuxpaint its translations we will merge them but
we are short staffed. Can you provide patches?

Thanks

Caroline
Tuxpaint

Sent from a mobile device.

On 3 May 2010, at 10:11, jajaX <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hi same problem for me.
>
> I can see a few words in french but this applications isn't completly
> translated as before.
>
> --
> Unable to change the language in Tuxpaint
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/572994
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to
> tuxpaint in ubuntu.

I have that too.

I've managed to get Tuxpaint in French this way :

1) Downloading latest fr.po on Tuxpaint website *

2) Opening it with poedit and saving it to tuxpaint.mo

3) Copying tuxpaint.mo to /usr/share/locale-langpack/fr/LC_MESSAGES/

4) Giving the appropriate rights (755) to tuxpaint.mo

* not tested but I think it would work fine with fr.mo extracted from 9.21 tar archive

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

tuxpaint-config was always in universe, it was never translated by Ubuntu.

Arnaud (arnaud-champollion) wrote :

It worked well compiling the .po file from the9.21 tar archive to /usr/share/locale-langpack/fr/LC_MESSAGES/

I didn't understand all about Edubuntu translations ans main depositories.

"Ubuntu has stopped translating Edubuntu programs" : does that mean a lot of educational softwares aren't translated anymore in Ubuntu ? I didn't noticed that on other softwares.

Nevertheless, what could be done in order to have that the translations back in Ubuntu repositories ?

Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

tuxpaint-data should contain all the translations:
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/all/tuxpaint-data/filelist

But it seems that they're stripped in Ubuntu:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/all/tuxpaint-data/filelist

Some Ubuntu core developer mentioned that "packages aren't automatically rebuilt when they're moved from main to universe. somebody probably just needs to manually reupload it"

So I guess that's all that's needed, i.e. someone to reupload tuxpaint and maybe get it to lucid-updates or lucid-proposed.

Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

I've uploaded tuxpaint to the Greek schools PPA without any changes at all, and all the translations were correctly included.

Until it's hopefully reuploaded to lucid-updates, if anyone wants the updated tuxpaint-data deb, (s)he can get it from our PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~ts.sch.gr/+archive/ppa/+files/tuxpaint-data_0.9.21-1ubuntu2~ppa0_all.deb
(it's the same for all architectures)

summary: - Unable to change the language in Tuxpaint
+ Translations missing due to universe demotion
description: updated
tags: added: testcase
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