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Re: Packages still using old-style debconf

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 10:08:33AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Martin Quison did a great job at writing a script which finds all
> packages currently not using po-debconf for debconf templates.
> Some translation teams have made a great job at providing patches to
> these packages maintainers so that they can easily swith to the "now
> not so new" po-debconf way of handling debconf templates and their
> translations.
> I begin to consider that package maintainers which didn't yet switch
> to po-debconf are either maintainers who don't really care about their
> packages, MIA maintainers or maintainers who don't really care about
> i18n.

Please check whether the experimental lintian packages over here:

deb     http://jeroen.a-eskwadraat.nl/sw/debian/EXPERIMENTAL sid lintian
deb-src http://jeroen.a-eskwadraat.nl/sw/debian/EXPERIMENTAL sid lintian

correctly detect whether po-debconf isn't used while it should be.

I couldn't find how Martin Quison checked for those packages (the
scripts on the website that gets quoted doesn't include the actual
interesting bits), so I implementend it myself. Any improvements are
welcome of course, as additional checks for correct po-debconf use
(po-debconf(7) lists a whole punch of opportunities for errors and
checks thereof).


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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