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Re: Another potential mass bug filing: unused templates?

Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> (22/09/2006):
> > > Quoting Mark Brown (broonie@sirena.org.uk):
> > 
> > > > Incidentally, your script appears to not pick up on templates that are
> > > > just never referenced.  Presumably these are generally even more of a
> > > > waste of time for translators than low priority notes...
> Mark Brown pointed me to another interesting target for "mass" bug
> filing: checking whether debconf templates defined as translatable in
> packages are indeed really used somewhere.
> I'm pretty sure that we can find occurrences of debconf templates that
> have been left in package's "templates" files but are no more used by
> the packages maintainer scripts (nor by any other package maintainer
> scripts).
> That mistake is indeed very easy to do....just remove parts of
> maintainer scripts and forget about removing the relevant templates.
> Does anyone feel like playing with scripts to check whether this would
> actually be worth it ?

Yes, quite similar script as the one for debconf abuse, if you don't
consider conditional displays that are never true.

I'll do that.

Thomas Huriaux

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