Re: Query on generation of mo files

Paras pradhan wrote:

Ok using strace i found the following line by grepping..

-- open("/usr/share/locale/ne/LC_MESSAGES/", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory) ----------

which means this the good way i can get the names.. i will check them..

but i can't use strace whoese binary executable is not known....

like: libgtop and others...

i don;t know which binary application is using libgtop.

How about checking


The Spanish team (among others) have already translated the full of GNOME 2.10 so there exist
a .mo file for every single translation domain.
In Debian, when you install a GNOME application, doesn't it install the .mo files of all other languages as well?
I think this feature has not been fixed yet.. :) so it is very easy to find the filenames.

For example,


implies that there should be a



On 7/20/05, Simos Xenitellis <simos74 gmx net> wrote:

[I did not click on "reply to all" for this reply, so I am sending to
list for reference].

I think I understand. Your issue is with packages that do not have
nepali .mo translations,
so you cannot overwrite the exist .mo file and be sure it works.

A very non-technical way to find out the exact name of the .mo file is
to see how existing
.mo files from other languages look like. For example, see Spanish
("es") or German ("de") in their
respective directories. It would be exactly the same filename.

Alternatively, does "apt-get" allow you to view the files included in
For RPM you type "rpm -ql gnomemeeting" and you can see the contained

A bit more technical way to identify the name would be to use "strace".
"strace" allows you to spy
on the system calls an application is making, so in this case you can
vividly see what .mo file an application
is trying to open.
First verify that the "strace" package is installed.
Then, run "strace -o output.txt gnomemeeting". Subsequently exit
gnomemeeting and run "grep '^open' output.txt".
This will show you the full list of files that gnome-meeting tries to
open, including the .mo filename.

Simos Xenitellis wrote:

Paras pradhan wrote:

hi all,

Got a question on naming of mo files to be generated from po files of
gnome 2.10 and newer.

I will take an example of gnomemeeting.

At the l10n-status site

the name of gnomemeeting po file is now
if i want to generate the mo file, what should the mo file be named.
is it or or any

how do i decide the names of the mo files?.

It depends on what you want to do, though in most cases it is
If you are compiling from source or CVS, the Makefile will setup the
names accordingly and place the files with
the correct names under the /usr/share/locale/ne/LC_MESSAGES/ (or
/usr/local/share/locale/ne/LC_MESSAGES/ directory).
The same Makefile instructs the binary gnomemeeting of what to look to
find the .mo file.

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