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Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 11:37:53PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> I my weak opinion, mixture of various encodings in Debconf templates
> in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ directory is acceptable, although I think
> mixture of various encodings in text files is *very* bad idea.
> It is because /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.templates files are not intended
> to be referred directly from users nor developers.  On the other hand,
> in source packages, debconf templates *must* be separated into each
> language.

Agree, but some developers have a stronger opinion, and do not merge
templates.ll files at build time in order not to waste autobuilders
CPU time, or for other similar very good reasons.

I also asked Joey Hess for such a requirement
but he did not want to forbid mixed templates files in source
packages, don't know if he changed his mind.


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