The "Please enter the master password" string appears to be unlocalized/hard-coded

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4 years ago
6 months ago


(Reporter: adriank, Assigned: Crts, Mentored)


35 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox40 affected, fennec?, firefox60 affected, firefox61 affected, firefox62 affected)



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4 years ago
Created attachment 8488506 [details]

Current Fennec nightly: the string "Please enter the master password (...)" ( ) should appear in a Polish Fennec as but it is displayed in English. As it is also displayed in German Fennec in English, I guess it will be in other locales too.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install a multi-locale build of Fennec nightly
2. Set-up a master password
3. Switch the locale to Polish or German
4. Restart Fennec
5. Go to a site, where the master password dialog should appear
6. See the "Please enter the master password (...)" in English
Nice catch, that's because isn't hooked up in mobile/android/locales/

Happy to mentor this bug :-)
Mentor: l10n
Component: General → Build Config & IDE Support

Comment 2

4 years ago
Hello, if someone could assign me to this bug that'd be great! Thanks!
Assignee: nobody → crasmuss

Comment 3

4 years ago
Hey Axel,

So I'm having some trouble getting the multilocale build working - I'm following the instructions here:, but I'm getting an error saying that: 

10:32:15    ERROR -  make: *** No rule to make target `package'.  Stop.
10:32:15    ERROR - Return code: 2

Anyways, I've been looking at the file and the pipnss file - does the file have to move into mobile/android/locales/AB_CD/
Hi Curtis, sorry for the lag.

I confess, I never got mozharness to work for me, and in particular if you're doing patches, you'll want to use something more atomic.

Can you list what repositories it has set up for you by now, and how your .mozconfig looks? Did you manage to build just an en-US fennec already? That might be a good starting point.

As for what you'll need to do for this patch, you'll need to create a section like we have for dom in in the same, but for security/manager. Then the build should pick it up.

Comment 5

4 years ago
Hey Axel, I have managed to build en-US fennec already, and it's working fine. My .mozconfig is just this:

And thanks for the advice, I'll try it out.


4 years ago
status-firefox40: --- → affected


6 months ago
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
status-firefox60: --- → affected
status-firefox61: --- → affected
status-firefox62: --- → affected
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