[Adduser-devel] Bug#224301: Some thoughts about this bug report

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Oct 21 06:36:10 UTC 2005

(Marc pinged me on IRC about this bug report in adduser)

First of all, I think that adduser should probably make better use of
the locales information for this Yes/No answer.

I don't have the required skills to lead you to the solution, Marc,
but I think that Denis Barbier could. Yes/No handling is coded in
locales files and there are probably correct Perl handling possible.
With a correct use of this, then any key among "Y", "y", "O" and "o"
will be a correct "yes" answer and "N" and "n" will be correct "no" answers.

Anyway, to quickly solve this, you certainly can add the
following in the fr.po file for adduser:

msgid "y"
msgstr "o"

msgid "n"
msgstr "n"

This fr.po file for adduser is under work now and you should soon have
a new version anyway with these fixes among others.

In the original bug report, the submitter could "answer" "yes" by
hitting "j" because his locales set lists first a French locale (in
which "y" is not "translated") then a German locale (where "y" is
"translated" to "j").


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