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Re: Little endian /usr/share/locale/* files in epiphany-browser-data

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:43:35 +0100
Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:02:46AM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> >  Perhaps we could have a tool converting .mo files from one endianess to
> >  the other and ship the two versions in epiphany-browser-data,
> Well, either msgfmt should be able to produce both or a special tool is
> required. The later would be easier as this tool may fix the location at
> the same time.

msgfmt can do this already with --endian but it needs the original PO
file which is in the source package.

I still don't see that there is any problem to be solved though.
> It searches in /usr/share/locales/$locale/LC_MESSAGES. I would add
> /usr/share/locales/$locale/LC_MESSAGES/{MSB,LSB} to the path.

Turning 450Mb of mo files into ~1Gb ?
> >  I'd rather not implement anything specific in epiphany-browser, it
> >  would be best to discuss this more widely and come to a generic
> >  solution for all arch: all packages.
> Yeah. And it needs the utils to do this.

Why? What is wrong with the existing wrapper?


Neil Williams

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