Bug#352771: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#352771: nagios2 templates

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Tue Feb 14 09:05:38 UTC 2006

On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 09:35:18AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Sure, if someone jumps on your non translatable templates, then you
> may get a bug report asking for marking them as translatable...which
> you will then answer by mentioning that you did this on purpose..:-)

Exactly this is what I am trying to avoid.

Additionally, the transitions between translateable and
untranslateable are a possible source for bugs and errors. And you
don't get to check your maintainer and build scrips for correctness if
you don't have translateable templates.

> > Please, there must be a way to avoid bothering with translations and
> > wasting translator's time for a package that is work in progress.
> I think that not marking templates as translatable is the best way to
> do so when the package is new and has no existing translations.

This will, however, delay discovery of packaging bugs.

> > The same issue will come up with exim4 soon.
> Yep. For exim4 the problem is trickier as you already have
> translations which you don't want to lose. In that case, I think that
> warning debian-i18n is the best thing to do.

There should be an automated way to do so, like a "in flux" flag on a


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