Oh, boy, how I wished your tip would fix it, GB, but no. No success, still the same error message.
I'm stuck on this...
EDIT: Hey, I did have some improvement here. Got a spec from Mandriva, there's another dependency, Python-Babel, to create the translations.
I altered the spec, included that dependency and the process went forward a little more.
Now, it stops (after some compiling action) in this error message: creating /home/alessandro/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/wicd-126.96.36.199-1pclos2012.i386/usr/share/locale/ast/LC_MESSAGES
error: can't copy 'translations/ast/LC_MESSAGES/wicd.mo': doesn't exist or not a regular file