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|Summary:||Untranslatable error message(s)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Nicola Soranzo <nsoranzo>|
|Component:||rpm||Assignee:||Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||chris, piotrdrag, pnasrat|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, Reopened, Translation|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2010-12-14 08:48:48 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Nicola Soranzo 2007-10-24 12:44:06 EDT
Description of problem: When trying to remove a package (rpm -e foo), if foo is needed by others the message: "foo is needed by (installed) bar" is translated in Italian as: "foo(installato) necessita di bar" that means: "foo(installed) needs bar" (i.e. the reverse!) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 184.108.40.206-2.fc7 (this is a regression) How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. rpm -e foo Additional info: It's not possible to translate correctly this string, because there are too many parameters: in Italian "(installed)" must be after the package name, not before. I'd suggest to replace in lib/rpmps.c the lines: case RPMPROB_REQUIRES: rc = snprintf(buf, nb, _("%s is needed by %s%s"), altNEVR+2, (prob->ulong1 ? "" : _("(installed) ")), pkgNEVR); break; with something like: case RPMPROB_REQUIRES: rc = prob->ulong1 ? snprintf(buf, nb, _("%s is needed by %s"), altNEVR+2, pkgNEVR) : snprintf(buf, nb, _("%s is needed by (installed) %s"), altNEVR+2, pkgNEVR); break; The correct Italian translations for these 2 strings are: "%s is needed by %s" "%s è richiesto da %s" "%s is needed by (installed) %s" "%s è richiesto da %s (installato)"
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2007-10-25 06:50:33 EDT
That message is not very optimal in English to begin with (see bug 211735), and also impossible to sanely translate to Finnish (my native language) and probably countless other languages too. A review of user visible strings is planned for the next major rpm version, things like this could and should be addressed there.
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2007-10-25 06:54:30 EDT
*** Bug 211735 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Nicola Soranzo 2007-10-25 07:49:18 EDT
(In reply to comment #1) > A review of user visible strings is planned for the next major > rpm version, things like this could and should be addressed there. That's probably true, but in the mean time the wrong italian translation should be removed, it's better to have just the english version.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:05:37 EST
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Comment 5 Nicola Soranzo 2008-11-27 06:31:38 EST
In rpm-4.6.0-0.rc1 in Fedora 10 "foo is needed by (installed) bar" is translated in Italian as: "foo necessario a (installato) bar" which is better, but not very elegant... Still the correct solution is the one I proposed in the original bug report one year ago.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 05:20:26 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle. Changing version to '11'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 7 Piotr Drąg 2010-12-14 08:48:48 EST
If the problem still exists, it should be reported at upstream trac instance. It is not Fedora-specific.