[pacman-dev] libalpm does not use localized strings

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 13:24:47 EST 2007

On 3/5/07, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just noticed that pacman3 does not use the translated string
> (libalpm;error.c:96) I got this output:
> [root at athlon64 pierre]# pacman -Rcs clamav
> Fehler: Konnte Paket 'clamav' nicht hinzufügen (could not find or read
> package)
> Does anybody know why this happens? I checked the de.po file and error.c; both
> seem to be ok.

Steps to debug this kind of issue:
1. grep the source used to build the package (located at
www.archlinux.org/~dan/pacman/) for the English string- see if it is
gettextized, which means it will have the _( ) function call around

2. If it is, check the de.po files for this message and ensure it is
not marked fuzzy; if it is update it and submit a patch.


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