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[Bug 415452] Re: gutenprint locales need to be shipped as PO files


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  gutenprint locales need to be shipped as PO files

Status in scripts for language pack handling and generating:
Status in Ubuntu Translations:
Status in “gutenprint” package in Ubuntu:
Status in Baltix GNU/Linux:

Bug description:
  The gutenprint source package creates, amongst others, the gutenprint-
  locales binary package (http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/gutenprint-

  There are several problems with this package:

  * It installs source .po files in /usr/share/locale. This is wrong in the sense that only binary .mo files should be installed there, if at all. Gettext programs cannot use the source .po files to load translations.
  * There is no need for the package to install translations, even if they were in compiled .mo format, since they are already stripped from the gutenprint source package, imported into Launchpad (https://translations.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+source/gutenprint) and then exported in language packs (as an example, language-pack-de-base installs these translations in /usr/share/locale-langpack/de/LC_MESSAGES/gutenprint.mo)

  In short, it seems that there is no need for building this particular
  package and having it in the repos, unless it is fixed to install .mo
  translations -although they will in fact be extracted and put in the
  language packs.

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