[Adduser-devel] Bug#489041: Strange behavior in using a spanish environment

Joerg Hoh joerg at joerghoh.de
Tue Jul 22 21:31:31 UTC 2008

(debian-l10n-spanish: Can you help out? I don't know gettext good enough to
debug this problem.)


On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:13:57PM -0300, Ignacio Mondino wrote:
> Package: adduser
> Version: 3.108
> Severity: minor
> Tags: l10n
> Seems like every time y add a user to a group, the program's output is
> both in english and spanish. For example:
> 	Koala:/home/nacho# adduser nacho vboxusers
> 	Adding user `nacho' to group `vboxusers' ...
> 	Añadiendo al usuario nacho al grupo vboxusers
> 	Hecho.

extract from the translation file es.po:

#: ../adduser:337 ../adduser:582
#, fuzzy, perl-format
msgid "Adding user `%s' to group `%s' ...\n"
msgstr "Añadiendo al usuario %s al grupo %s...\n"

> And when I delete a user from a group, the output is in english but the 
> last word in spanish. For example:
> 	Koala:/home/nacho# deluser nacho vboxusers
> 	Removing user `nacho' from group `vboxusers' ...
> 	Hecho.

#: ../deluser:401
#, fuzzy, perl-format
msgid "Removing user `%s' from group `%s' ...\n"
msgstr "Sacando al usuario %s del grupo %s...\n"

It looks for me that the es.po file contains translated strings. I don't
know why gettext mixes up translated an un-translated text.

> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: lenny/sid
>   APT prefers testing
>   APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
> Locale: LANG=es_AR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_AR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Versions of packages adduser depends on:
> ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.22     Debian configuration management sy
> ii  passwd                        1:4.1.1-1  change and administer password and
> ii  perl-base                     5.10.0-11  The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
> adduser recommends no packages.
> -- debconf information:
> * adduser/homedir-permission: false


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