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

From: Cornelius Hald hald at icandy.de
Date: Mon Jan 4 18:18:23 EET 2010
On Mon, 2010-01-04 at 12:08 -0400, Anderson Lizardo wrote:
> 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:
> XB-Description-de_DE
> XB-Description-fi_FI
> and so on. The "XB-" prefix will be removed automatically by dpkg-gencontrol.

Hmm, interesting :) Now that you mentioned it I can see that the
document is also revering to "Maemo-Icon-26:" without "XB-". It looks
like I was not reading carefully enough...

I'll give it a try! Thanks for your answer!

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