olpc-os-builder -- injecting Sugar translations

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Thu Oct 14 12:03:38 EDT 2010

On 14 October 2010 16:58, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have 4 local languages that are not in Sugar nor Linux/Fedora
> localizations. The plan so far is to start working on Sugar's Pootle
> for Sugar and Activities. The timeframes don't allow for a full cycle
> upstream (not even glibc knows about them).
> How do we inject them into an OS image? I suspect we'll need an
> os-image-builder module to
>  - frob libc locales list (if required)

This already happens based on the configured languages.

>  - install sugar translations
>  - install activity translations

The problem with force installing activity translations into the
"regular place" like this is that they'll get blown away on activity

> Is there a better way? Am I missing anything?

If glibc doesn't know about them then you'll have to add all the
locale data as well. I suspect that is also a prerequisite for adding
a language to Pootle.

You could look at the code used to generate language packs and rework
that into a more generic archive which could be fed to


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