[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#949862: passwd: Translation error in help output

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at err.no
Sun Jan 26 07:19:34 GMT 2020

Package: passwd
Version: 1:4.8-1
Severity: minor

It seems like there's an inconsistency between the Norwegian and
untranslated help texts:

$ LANG=C sudo passwd --help        
Usage: passwd [options] [LOGIN]             
  -l, --lock                    lock the password of the named account

$ LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8 sudo passwd --help                                                                   
Bruk: passwd [valg] [BRUKER]

  -L, --lock                  lås passord for den valgt konto

Note -l vs -L there.

(it should also read «lås passordet for den valgte kontoen»; though
shouldn't it just be «lock the named account»?)

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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