Bug 441105

Summary: Liveinst does not start with French locales
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Thomas Canniot <thomas.canniot>
Component: rhpxlAssignee: Adam Jackson <ajax>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Thomas Canniot 2008-04-06 04:33:31 EDT
I tried the last Live-DVD (2008-04-04) for x86_64.

Liveinst didn't start with french locales. I had to execute the following
command to make it work :

[fedora@localhost ~]$ LANG=C liveinst --lang=fr_FR
FATAL: Module md not found.
  0 logical volume(s) in volume group "Fedora" now active
Probing for video card:   nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600M GT
15:06:02 Starting graphical installation...

Without the definition of the locale (LANG=...), liveinst starts then crashes
before showing the first step of the installer.
Examples :
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$ LANG=fr_FR.utf8 liveinst 
FATAL: Module md not found.
  0 logical volume(s) in volume group "Fedora" now active
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 869, in <module>
    probeHW(opts, x_already_set, xserver)
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 456, in probeHW
    xserver.probeHW(forceDriver=opts.xdriver)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xserver.py", line 91, in probeHW
    cardstr = _("Probing for video card:   %s") % (cardstr,)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal
not in range(128)

--

$ liveinst --lang=fr_FR
FATAL: Module md not found.
  0 logical volume(s) in volume group "Fedora" now active
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 869, in <module>
    probeHW(opts, x_already_set, xserver)
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 456, in probeHW
    xserver.probeHW(forceDriver=opts.xdriver)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xserver.py", line 91, in probeHW
    cardstr = _("Probing for video card:   %s") % (cardstr,)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal
not in range(128)

--

$ LANG=C liveinst --lang=fr_FR
FATAL: Module md not found.
  0 logical volume(s) in volume group "Fedora" now active
Probing for video card:   nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600M GT
15:06:02 Starting graphical installation...

Thanks to Eddahbi Karim for submitting the problem.
Comment 1 Thomas Canniot 2008-04-06 06:00:22 EDT
In fact it fails with every non English languages. I could not start liveinst
with Deutsch language for example.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-07 23:20:44 EDT
Fixed in git.  (Note: bugs in liveinst should be filed against anaconda)
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:58:00 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 4 Adam Jackson 2009-02-08 15:28:50 EST
Fixed since rhpxl 1.3.  Latest in F9 is rhpxl 1.9.