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Bug 1061407 - avoid unwanted translations by using string substitution for words like "subscription-manager".
Summary: avoid unwanted translations by using string substitution for words like "subs...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: subscription-manager
Version: 6.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: William Poteat
QA Contact: John Sefler
Depends On: 1118020
Blocks: rhsm-rhel68
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-04 19:13 UTC by John Sefler
Modified: 2015-12-17 12:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-16 13:47:12 UTC
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Description John Sefler 2014-02-04 19:13:07 UTC
Description of problem:

For words that we do NOT want translated like "subscription-manager", "python-rhsm", "Red Hat". etc, we should start using string substitution so that they do NOT get translated within a string that is marked for translation.

In otherwords, a msgid extracted for translation like this...
"Do you have the subscription-manager-migration-data package installed?"

should really look like this...
"Do you have the %s package installed?"

This will help avoid bugs like these....
  bug 906552
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Comment 2 Carter Kozak 2014-02-19 17:00:06 UTC
commit 758ffc360554893fbe588d4bc684472881f47a3e
Author: ckozak <>
Date:   Tue Feb 18 09:14:23 2014 -0500

    1061407: don't allow some translations

Comment 4 John Sefler 2014-07-09 21:17:37 UTC
Verification of this bug depends on resolution to bug 1118020.

Comment 5 John Sefler 2014-08-25 21:38:22 UTC
Testing version....
[root@jsefler-6 ~]# rpm -q subscription-manager

[root@jsefler-6 ~]# msgunfmt --no-wrap /usr/share/locale/ta_IN/LC_MESSAGES/ | grep -A1 -i "subscription-manager"
msgid "This system is not yet registered. Try 'subscription-manager register --help' for more information."
msgstr "இந்த கணினி இன்னும் பதிவு செய்யப்படவில்லை. மேலும் தகவலுக்கு 'subscription-manager register --help'-ஐ பார்க்கவும்."

msgid "View and configure subscription-manager plugins"
msgstr "சந்தா-நிர்வாகி செருகுநிரல்களைக் கண்டு அமைவாக்கம் செய்யவும்"
msgid "subscription-manager is disabled when running inside a container. Please refer to your host system for subscription management.\n"
msgstr "ஒரு கன்டெய்னருக்குள் இயங்கும் போது சந்தா நிர்வாகி முடக்கப்படும். சந்தா நிர்வாகத்திற்கு உங்கள் வழங்கி கணினியைப் பார்க்கவும்.\n"
[root@jsefler-6 ~]# 

FAILED: All three msgid strings above fail to use string substitution to prevent unwanted translations of "subscription-manager".

Comment 8 Bryan Kearney 2014-11-03 19:47:54 UTC
Moving bugs to 6.7

Comment 9 Bryan Kearney 2014-11-03 19:48:58 UTC
Moving bugs to 6.7

Comment 10 Bryan Kearney 2014-11-03 19:49:48 UTC
Moving bugs to 6.7

Comment 11 Bryan Kearney 2014-11-03 19:53:34 UTC
Moving bugs to 6.7

Comment 14 William Poteat 2015-12-16 13:47:12 UTC
Will leave the strings as is. We will continue to rely on the translators to not translate command line words.

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