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bug#11217: Bugs in coreutils 8.13-8.16 (German localization)

From: cbrill
Subject: bug#11217: Bugs in coreutils 8.13-8.16 (German localization)
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:12:32 +0200 (CEST)

Package: coreutils
Version:  8.13 - 8.16

(only applicable to german localization):
When trying to re-create an already created symbolic link, ln's error message 
contains three faults,
one grammatical, one [important] logical one orthographical.


touch ./foo
ln -s ./foo ./bar
>>>then again:
ln -s ./foo ./bar
ln: Symbolischen Verknüpfung „./bar“ konnte angelgt werden: Die Datei existiert 

Corrected error message reads like this:
ln: Symbolische Verknüpfung „./bar“ konnte nicht angelegt werden: Die Datei 
existiert bereits.

- 1) Symbolische Verknüpfung [...] -> minor important grammatical mistake.
- 2) [...] konnte nicht angelgt werden: [...] -> this one is important, the 
negotiation is missing.
- 3) [...] angelegt werden: [...] -> minor important ortographical mistake 

whereas original english errStr is correct:
LC_ALL=C ln -s ./foo ./bar
ln: failed to create symbolic link `bar': File exists

File /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/coreutils.mo  (binary) - (tested using 
Debian coreutils 8.13-3.1)
resp. ./po/de.po & ./po/de.gmo source (8.13, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16) belong to 
'coreutils', not 'locales', so this is a coreutils problem.

I've reported the problem at bugs.debian.org, too - since it may be in the 
interest of Debian to correct this in distribution packages before 8.17 or so 
migrates to sid/testing.

Yfyi: German localization files contain several other typos/mistakes.

Best regards,
C. Brill  Frankfurt /Germany

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