(keeping CC as I don't know who's subscribed to what) Quoting Colin Watson (email@example.com): > > Template: tasksel/desktop > > Type: multiselect > > Choices: gnome, kde, xfce > > Default: gnome > > Description: The desktop environment to install when the desktop task > > is selected This can be preseeded to change the default. > > > > (That tasksel one looks like a true positive - I can't see why that is > > not translated.) > > Because it's never asked; it's preseeding-only. The installer > intentionally doesn't offer this as a choice by default (and let us not > reopen that most endless of discussions here), but it's available for > preseeding for people customising the installer. > > Again, Lintian is not smart enough to second-guess this and shouldn't > try. I basically agree with what Colin was saying up to there.....but not to that last affirmation. The lintian check about translatability avoided a lot of non translatable debconf templates (at least this is a guess...but when it was introduced, I saw a bump in new strings for debconf templates, showing that many maintainers realized they were omitting something). So, I'd vote for this check to be kept....even though there are many cases where it will be legitimate to ignore that lintian warning.
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