Bug#508814: If menu is updated, its localized items goes back to show only English until logout

Bill Allombert Bill.Allombert at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Wed Dec 17 19:06:45 UTC 2008

tags 508814 confirmed
reassign 508814 gnome-panel
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 02:42:45AM +0900, Hideki Yamane (Debian-JP) wrote:
> Hi,
>  I've translated menu po file to Japanese, it's fine for me,
>  but when I update packages and it runs menu items update,
>  it shows English, not localized Japanese items.
>  step to reproduce ;)
>  1. Use Japanese locale :) and login (I use gnome desktop, metacity)
>  2. daily update (because I use sid)
>  3. oh no, Debian menu is back to English!
>  4. Logoff, and Login again.
>  5. disappear, menu is showed with Japanese. Umm...

Hello GNOME developers;

I can reproduce this problem with French locales and GNOME (but not KDE).
This is a bug in gnome-panel:

you can reproduce it without update-menus:
(as root)
cd /var/lib/menu-xdg/desktop-directories/
cp -a menu-xdg menu-xdg.new
rm -r menu-xdg
mv menu-xdg.new menu-xdg

-> the Debian menu is in English until user log out.

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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