On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 12:20:42PM +0100, Nick Phillips wrote: > On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 12:00:42PM +0200, Michael Bramer wrote: > > > > It needs to be stored, in /var/lib/dpkg/status, as a single file. This is so > > > that dpkg can make safe updates to it. Trying to sync multiple files is not a > > > simple solution. > > > > no, it does not store there. And I can explain it: > > Well, shouldn't it? Wouldn't it make sense to have the translated description > in there rather than the original one? (I hope I understand it right...) No, don't touch the files in /var/lib/dpkg/*. Don't insert the translation, don't replace the orignal with the translation. We should support not only one language, see should support more languages at the same time with dpkg and with a nice fallback path. And if we don't change the files in /var/lib/dpkg/, we don't need a big patch in dpkg. dpkg is a core element in debian and it must be stable. If we change a lot, we break (maybe) a lot. This is not nice. Gruss Grisu -- Michael Bramer - a Debian Linux Developer http://www.debian.org PGP: finger email@example.com -- Linux Sysadmin -- Use Debian Linux Ein Prompt! Um Himmelswillen! Ein Prompt!! HILFEEEE!!!!
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