Thursday, 25 November 2021

Re: Proposal: revert recent debianutils changes for Jammy

On 2021-11-25 17:42, Robie Basak wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 05:16:52PM +0100, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> But.. With Ubuntu's language pack arrangement, those translations
>> are already in Launchpad. If I understand it correctly,
>> regenerating the POT file would have been sufficient.
> I had to patch (to build tempfile again). This required
> autoreconf (adding some build depends, calling it in debian/rules,
> etc), which then attempted to regenerate translations. But that
> failed because various source files weren't in the source package, so
> I patched those those back in. I'd appreciate being told about a
> cleaner way to do this :)
> On the topic of translations, when I reverted tempfile, I didn't
> re-add the translations that were dropped, because that would involve
> some kind of re-merge of the previously dropped translations back
> into the current files, and I don't know how to do that.

Ok, then I misunderstood. I had a quick look at the diff, saw a lot of
translated strings and jumped at conclusion.

> So I'm probably dropping translations in the revert - I haven't yet
> checked. This was part of my "needs polish". I'd appreciate some help
> with this please!

As I mentioned, I think we can still make those translations available
if we can regenerate the translation template. I'll take a look and give
it a try later this week.

/ Gunnar

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