Bug 92142 - PulseAudio v7 doesn't load locales
Summary: PulseAudio v7 doesn't load locales
Alias: None
Product: PulseAudio
Classification: Unclassified
Component: build-system (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: pulseaudio-bugs
QA Contact: pulseaudio-bugs
Keywords: i18n, l10n
Depends on:
Blocks: 92139
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Reported: 2015-09-27 16:20 UTC by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Modified: 2016-11-27 15:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) 2015-09-27 16:20:33 UTC
Apparently DATADIRNAME in configure is empty now, so it sets PULSE_LOCALEDIR to /usr//locale here (Arch Linux).

Passing DATADIRNAME=share to configure makes it work.

Downstream Bug: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/46452
Comment 1 Tanu Kaskinen 2015-09-27 16:47:54 UTC
And the only difference between working and non-working setups is the PulseAudio upgrade? "git diff v6.0..v7.0 -- configure.ac" doesn't show any relevant changes... Also, installing with default configure options (to /usr/local) works for me.

Anyway, I don't know why we use ${prefix}/${DATADIRNAME} instead of just ${datadir}. Does changing that fix the issue too?
Comment 2 Tanu Kaskinen 2015-09-27 16:56:42 UTC
It looks like the modern way is to use localedir[1], so there's no need to define pulselocaledir at all. And instead of PULSE_LOCALEDIR, we should use LOCALEDIR.

[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/html_node/src_002fMakefile.html
Comment 3 Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) 2015-09-27 16:59:28 UTC
Using pulselocaledir='${datarootdir}/locale' seems to work:
#define PULSE_LOCALEDIR "/usr/share/locale"

Using pulselocaledir='${localedir}' results in:
#define PULSE_LOCALEDIR "${prefix}/share/locale"
I.e., the dir isn't completely expanded.

There doesn't seem to be a LOCALEDIR.
Comment 4 Tanu Kaskinen 2015-09-29 08:43:53 UTC
I submitted a patch that moves PULSE_LOCALEDIR definition from configure.ac to src/Makefile.am: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.audio.pulseaudio.general/24182
Comment 5 Tanu Kaskinen 2016-11-27 15:37:31 UTC
The patch has been applied, so I think this bug can be closed.

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