[maemo-developers] Translating "Description" field in debian/control

From: Anderson Lizardo anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org
Date: Mon Jan 4 18:08:32 EET 2010
2010/1/4 Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de>:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to provide a localized package description in debian/control.
> I was finding this[1] document. Is it still valid? Because somehow it's
> not working. (Only tested with Fremantle)
> It looks like something strips out the additional fields. E.g. in my
> original control file I have lines like:
> Description-de_DE: German description here
> Description-fi_FI: Finish description ....

On the document you sent the URL, it says:

"The way to get these fields into your .deb files is to include them
with a XB- prefix in your debian/control file, see the Debian Policy
Manual, section 5.7."

So I *think* (I never tried), that you should use:


and so on. The "XB-" prefix will be removed automatically by dpkg-gencontrol.

Anderson Lizardo
OpenBossa Labs - INdT
Manaus - Brazil
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