Debian Bug report logs - #598974
wine-doc: Embedded copy of po4a

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Package: wine-doc; Maintainer for wine-doc is Debian Wine Party <pkg-wine-party@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for wine-doc is src:wine-doc.

Reported by: David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>

Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 16:03:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version wine-doc/1.0.0-1

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Wine Party <pkg-wine-party@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#598974; Package wine-doc. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 16:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to David Prévot <david@tilapin.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Wine Party <pkg-wine-party@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 16:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: David Prévot <david@tilapin.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: wine-doc: Embedded copy of po4a
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:01:48 -0400
Package: wine-doc
Version: 1.0.0-1
Severity: normal

Hi,

I noticed that the wine-doc source package includes a copy of po4a,
which is packaged in Debian and could be used as a build dependency
instead of being embedded.

Cheers

David

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Bug#598974; Package wine-doc. (Sun, 03 Oct 2010 16:33:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ove Kaaven <ovek@arcticnet.no>:
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From: Ove Kaaven <ovek@arcticnet.no>
To: David Prévot <david@tilapin.org>, 598974@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [pkg-wine-party] Bug#598974: wine-doc: Embedded copy of po4a
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2010 18:30:13 +0200
Den 03. okt. 2010 18:01, skrev David Prévot:
> Package: wine-doc
> Version: 1.0.0-1
> Severity: normal
>
> Hi,
>
> I noticed that the wine-doc source package includes a copy of po4a,
> which is packaged in Debian and could be used as a build dependency
> instead of being embedded.

Perhaps, but it would be a bit of work to patch upstream's build system 
to use another po4a than the one they've embedded. Thus, given the extra 
work and maintenance issues, would it really bring any significant 
benefits to deviate from upstream's packaging here? It's just docs.




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Bug#598974; Package wine-doc. (Sat, 14 May 2011 15:45:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>:
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From: Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>
To: 598974@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-i18n@lists.debian.org
Subject: Embedded copy of po4a in wine-doc (translation issue)
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 17:43:07 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Hello,
for all readers chiming in now: Wine-doc embedds a (forked?) copy of
po4a. This fork includes the man page translations as well, but the
package ships only generated docs (no man pages).

From the i18n perspective, this fork creates extra work for
translators who are not carefull, i.e. who simply read[1] and update
the translations mentioned there. Since the forked tools are not
shipped (and neither their man pages) could you at least remove the
translations and their framwork from the package to prevent useless
work?

Better still would be, as always, to simply use po4a directly, of
course.

Greetings

                Helge

[1] http://www.debian.org/international/l10n/po4a/de for German,
    similarly for other languages. I noticed because I wanted to talk
    to previous translators for completion and wondered why a package
    about wine had no string there actually mentioning wine.
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