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Re: Package's descriptions translated do Portuguese not showing in apptitude or synaptic

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 07:32:01PM +0100, Américo Monteiro wrote:
> The package's descriptions translated in ddtss for pt are not showing on the 
> package managers like synaptic and apptitude, and that's because apt is still 
> looking for translation pt_PT instead of pt.
> this is a portion of my apt-get update output:
> Obter:5 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [835B]
> Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main Translation-pt_PT
> [..] 
> there is no Translation-pt_PT file in the repositories, just Translation-pt

It does :
> as far i've been told, this bug is allready reported, but this situation has 
> been draging for too long, and a correction on apt's behavior will only correct 
> the incoming releases of Debian, not the ones allready released.

Maybe http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=444222 ?

> a link (symbolic?) in the repositories pointing Translation-pt_PT to 
> Translation-pt would just not be a temporary correction to this situation, it 
> would be a solution even to old releases like Lenny and (maybe) Sarge.

I don't understand why your apt doesn't display the translation, but
IMO there is no point in adding a link in the archive of packages, since
both files exist currently.

> i would apreciate if someone would contact somebody responsable to create such a 
> link in the main package repository so it would be copied to all the mirrors 
> around the world, or at least point me to the person i must contact to ask for 
> this.

Simon Paillard

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