|Summary:||kdebase missing country flags - this makes kxkb nearly unusable in certain cases|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Fernando Perez <fperez>|
|Component:||kdebase||Assignee:||Petr Rockai <prockai>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-10-18 18:05:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Fernando Perez 2002-12-28 02:50:00 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux 2.4.18-14 i686; U) Opera 6.11 [en] Description of problem: The flag files in /usr/share/locale/l10n/* are all removed after running up2date. This breaks basic functionality of the kde keyboard module. KDE uses these flag files to identify the various keyboard layouts, superimposing a two-letter country code on top of the flag icon. This means that for layouts which correspond to the same country code, after updating kde it becomes impossible to visually distinguish between the various layouts. For example, it is very common in the US to use the US and US_intl (US with deadkeys) layouts to type western languages with accents (such as Spanish and French) on US keyboards. In the original KDE, the two layouts have a clearly different background, while after updating KDE the two backgrounds become the same. It is then impossible to know which keyboard is active in any given window without actually typing something and seeing what happens. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start from a stock 8.0 installation. 2. Configure kxkb (the keyboard kde module) to use two layouts with the same country name, such as us and us with deadkeys (us_intl). 3. When switching layouts (Ctrl-Alt-K), the little 'us' icon changes background from a US flag to a 'C' flag. 4. Run up2date. This replaces kdebase 3.0.3-13 with -14. Now all the flag files are gone. 5. Restart kde. Actual Results: Now the background for the keyboard icon is always a gray square. It becomes impossible to visually know which layout is active. This is EXTREMELY irritating to users who need to type in different languages. Expected Results: The visual feedback of the kxkb module should not be broken by up2date. Additional info: One can work around the problem by copying the /usr/share/locale/l10n directory from the stock 3.0.3-13 kdebase rpm back over the one that gets 'upgraded' by up2date. This restores the color flags without any other impact on the system.
Comment 1 Petr Rockai 2006-07-17 18:28:37 UTC
This bug is reported against old release of Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core that is no longer supported. Chances are that it has been already fixed in newer Fedora Core release. If you still experience the problem with current release of Fedora Core, please update the Version field (you may need to switch Product to Fedora Core first) in the bug report and put it back to NEW state.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 18:05:48 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. If this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release, please open a new bug with the relevant information. Closing as CANTFIX.