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FS#62514 - [minetest] Enable localization

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Wuzzy (Wuzzy) - Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 22:48 GMT
Last edited by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Saturday, 18 April 2020, 06:55 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The Arch Linux version of Minetest does not appear to be compiled with localization support enabled. Every string is always in English.
My self-compiled version of a fresh, clean git clone of Minetest 5.0.1 is, however, translated properly. Therefore I believe this is an issue with the Arch Linux package rather than upstream.

The relevant CMake variable that enables translations is "ENABLE_GETTEXT=ON". Oddly, it is ON by default. *shrug*

Additional info:
* package version(s): 5.0.1-1
* config and/or log files etc.: N/A
* link to upstream bug report, if any: N/A

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Minetest (package version 5.0.1-1) in a non-English locale
2. Look at the interface
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Closed by  Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Saturday, 18 April 2020, 06:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Wuzzy (Wuzzy) - Saturday, 07 September 2019, 10:17 GMT
Hello again!

I think I found the reason for the problem! So, Minetest seems indeed to be compiled with Gettext support (You can check with ./minetest --version). That's not the problem.
The problem seems to be the “locale” directory is simply not copied in the PGKBUILD script ...

Possible fix (NOT tested, please test yourselves!):

Replace this line (in the PKGBUILD, line 85, package version 5.0.1-1):

cp -r games builtin client fonts textures "$pkgdir"/usr/share/minetest/


cp -r games builtin client fonts textures locale "$pkgdir"/usr/share/minetest/
Comment by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Saturday, 14 December 2019, 20:15 GMT
please test minetest-5.1.0-2