Bug 1574477

Summary: Installing applications via flatpak from flathub does result in not having any localization for user's locale
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk>
Component: gnome-softwareAssignee: Richard Hughes <rhughes>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 28CC: francois.jaouen, garbiec, klember, rhughes
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Description Peteris Krisjanis 2018-05-03 11:53:59 UTC
Description of problem:

Fedora 28, GNOME 28, GNOME Software. Issue is when installing app via flatpak / GNOME Software, no localization info is passed during process and in result no localization is prepared and packaged for application. Have tried to set locales both manually and/or rely on automated process - no luck.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fresh Fedora 28
2. Activate flathub repository
3. Install GIMP (for example) or Builder

Actual results:
Localization is not enabled and application uses fallback locale C.

Expected results:
Localization is provided and application uses translation for specific user locale

Comment 1 François Jaouen 2018-05-20 12:18:43 UTC
I have the same problem with french Fedora 28 Workstation with Gnome.

- gnome-software 3.28.2
- flatpak 0.11.7

Using gnome-software to install gimp 2.10 via github.org results in gimp talking english (french expected) whatever the language option set in gimp preferences

A clue maybe, journalctl reports :
mai 20 11:15:54 monalisa gimp-2.10[2593]: Locale not supported by C library.
                                                  Using the fallback 'C' locale.
mai 20 11:15:54 monalisa gimp-2.10[2593]: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"

But if gimp is installed via cli :

flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP

Then the locale is ok.

Comment 2 Bartłomiej Garbiec 2018-07-12 23:10:09 UTC
I'm "happy" that I am not the only one that have this problem on my Fedora 29.

And it works exactly the same - I am installing an app by gnome-software (GIMP or GNOME Games or Recipes or something...) and it hasn't my system locale (Polish). But Spotify works fine - when i set Polish in Spotify's setting, it works. In other programs it doesnt. Maybe there are more apps that works good, but it is still a problem.

Furthermore, Ubuntu doesn't have that problem - locales work fine there (even when installing GIMP by gnome-software)

Comment 3 Bartłomiej Garbiec 2018-07-12 23:11:44 UTC
And I am suprised, because installing by cli solves the problem. Didnt know that

Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:19:16 UTC
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Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 21:50:54 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
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