[wp-hackers] Re: Translation problems after automatic plugin upgrade

Derek Hogue derek at amphibian.info
Mon Feb 2 00:42:03 GMT 2009

Jennifer, DD32,

Thanks for the responses ... I was unaware that .mo files were binary,
that makes sense that this could be the problem.

I'll gather more server data from the users who've had problems.  I
know for sure that one report was from someone running the 2.6 branch,
but another was just yesterday, so I'm assuming it was from 2.7.

The plugin is GigPress - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gigpress

The .mo files were created using POEdit, and committed to the
repository using Versions.

I can't help but wonder why I haven't heard any other reports of this
though.  Googling this brought up nothing.


On Feb 1, 7:14 pm, DD32 <wordpr... at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> Binary vs. Ascii would indeed be the cause of it.
> What WP Versions, Which plugin (An exact plugin helps sometimes, not
> all .mo's are going to be the same), Do you have a setup which has the
> same problem that you can do some testing on? etc.
> 2009/2/2 Jennifer Hodgdon <yah... at poplarware.com>:
> > This is only a wild guess, but is it possible that the plugin upgrade code
> > is incorrectly transferring the MO files using ASCII instead of binary mode
> > (they are binary files, unlike PO and POT files, which are plain text)?
> >   --Jennifer
> > Derek Hogue wrote:
> >> Some users of my plugin have been reporting for awhile that after
> >> performing an automatic plugin upgrade, the plugin is no longer displaying
> >> in their localized language.  The .mo files are indeed in their correct
> >> location, but they will not load.  Downloading the plugin manually and
> >> re-uploading the .mo files via FTP fixes the problem.
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