This page is a draft, and the procedure described here has not yet been approved. DO NOT follow these instruction until they have

This page describes how translation team coordinators can request a manual language pack update, outside of the scheduled language pack updates. We need to decide whether we actually want to limit who can make these requests to the coordinators --Kenneth Nielsen 2022-10-02 16:22:35


A manual language pack update involves quite a lot of extra work for the developers involved. Therefore, the number of these requests should be kept to an absolute minimum. These manual updates are ONLY for the case where you have a very critical translation bug, and the next planned update is not for some time.

Expand on this section if we decide that language pack updates after the first 6 months of stable release should be performed as manual updates only. --Kenneth Nielsen 2022-10-02 16:22:35


The request for a manual language pack update is made via a bug report. Please follow the instructions below to make sure that the bug is reported against the right package and contains the correct information.

Find the right package in Launchpad

The bug should be reported against the language-pack-LL package, where LL is the language code, so e.g. the Danish package is named language-pack-da. This package can be found on Launchpad on a URL similar to this one:

Therefore, to find the right package use the URL above and replace "maverick" with the code name for the distribution you wish to perform a language pack update for, and replace "da" with your own language code.

I would have loved to simple give instructions on how to find the package, in stead of instructing them to edit a URL, but I could not find a search pattern that would consistently give me the right package -- Kenneth Nielsen 2022-10-02 16:22:35

Make the request as a bug report

When you have found the right package, make a new bug report from this template:

The LANGUAGE NAME team requests a manual update of the language package language-pack-LL

Describe here the reason for the manual language pack update request. This must
include the special circumstances for this update that warrant the special update.

When you are done with the bugreport, then subscribe the ubuntu-langpack group to the bug.

--Kenneth Nielsen Should/can they assign the bug report to the ubuntu-langpack group right away? --Kenneth Nielsen 2022-10-02 16:22:35

--Kenneth Nielsen Should we instruct them to set a certain priority right away? --Kenneth Nielsen 2022-10-02 16:22:35


After making the request you will be contacted when the language pack has pushed to the proposed repository. You will then have to test it according to the guidelines on this page (though you should of course not add it to the table there, which is only for regular language pack updates).

After testing give confirmation in the bug report that it has indeed been tested, and it will then be pushed as a regular update.

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