Bug 1418635 - gettext() does not work on aarch64
Summary: gettext() does not work on aarch64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gettext
Version: 25
Hardware: aarch64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pavel Raiskup
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-02-02 11:58 UTC by Christoph Müllner
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:32:41 UTC
Type: Bug

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Code to reproduce the bug (1.16 KB, text/plain)
2017-02-02 11:58 UTC, Christoph Müllner
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Description Christoph Müllner 2017-02-02 11:58:19 UTC
Created attachment 1247091 [details]
Code to reproduce the bug

I was not able to get the proper translation from gettext() on an aarch64 machine.
The same code however works fine on x86_64.

To reproduce the issue one can use the following instructions:

1) Create the following directory structure:
   mkdir -p fi/LC_MESSAGES

2) Create the file fi/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po with the following content:
msgid ""
msgstr ""
"MIME-Version: 1.0\n"
"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1\n"
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"
msgid "Basic test"
msgstr "Perustesti"

3) Compile a mo:
   msgfmt -o fi/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo fi/LC_MESSAGES/messages.po

4) Compile the attached file and run it (no special compiler flags used).
   The code essentially does:
   a. setlocale(LC_ALL, "fi_FI");
   b. bindtextdomain("messages", "./locale");
   c. textdomain("messages");
   d. gettext("Basic test")

On aarch64 this results in "Basic test".
On x86_64 this results in "Perustesti".

FWIW, I was able to reproduce this bug on the following aarch64 Linux distributions as well:

 * Ubuntu Xenial
 * CentOS 7
 * OpenSUSE Leap 42.2

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