Bug 443455 - msgfmt errors in nl.po file
msgfmt errors in nl.po file
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul W. Frields
Paul W. Frields
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Reported: 2008-04-21 12:59 EDT by Geert Warrink
Modified: 2008-06-28 16:50 EDT (History)
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Description Geert Warrink 2008-04-21 12:59:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I am translating the installation guide into Dutch.
I update nl.po with the command: make po-nl.
After some translation work, I check my work with: make validate-xml-nl.
This results in the following output:
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snip
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xml2po -e -p po/nl.po en_US/entities.xml >nl/entities.xml
po/nl.po:2362: end-of-line within string
po/nl.po:2363: end-of-line within string
msgfmt: found 2 fatal errors
make: *** [nl/entities.xml] Error 7
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end snip
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The nl.po file contains:
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2361  #: en_US/other-instmethods.xml:159(seg)
2362  msgid "D:\\""
2363  msgstr "D:\\""
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end snip
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After removing the last " in line 2362 and 2363
the problem is gone and stays away for some time.
But every now and then this problem comes back.
I cannot figure out why this happens, probably after
something is updated in the CVS.

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Comment 1 Janis Ozolins 2008-06-22 09:29:22 EDT
I have checked the pot file, here is nothing wrong with it. The orginal pot file
contents:

#: en_US/other-instmethods.xml:159(seg)
msgid "D:\\"
msgstr ""

After saving file with gtranslator it makes these lines as above described. So
this bug relates to gnome bugzilla.

Comment 2 Geert Warrink 2008-06-22 12:57:41 EDT
You are right, I can reproduce the problem using gtranslator and a small test
file containing the problem line.
I reported the problem to gnome bugzilla, 539617.
I suppose that this bug report (443455) can be closed. 

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