Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117007
Install not possible in Russian (probably also Arabic and Hebrew)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
If Russian is selected as the installation language, installation
is not possible (without specialized undocumented knowledge). The
problem is that the keyboard is left by default in Russian mode, when
it should be English. So when the time comes to enter the root
password, the installer always rejects the password, complaining that
it contains non-ascii characters.
The problem is aggravated by the fact that the password itself is not
displayed, so the user has no way of knowing that he is entering
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Russian as installation language.
2. Accept all defaults.
3. Try to enter root password.
Actual Results: Installer repeatedly rejects password, complaining
about non-ascii characters.
Screen displays only asterisks, so user has no idea that he is
entering Cyrillic text.
User gives up in despair and switches to Suse.
Expected Results: Keyboard should be in English mode by default.
In the module 'keyboard_models.py' the ru keyboard is defined like this:
'ru' : [_('Russian'), 'ru,us', 'pc105', '', . . .
The second element is 'ru,us', but it should be 'us,ru'.
This problem presumably affects all languages which require a "shift"
key (Hebrew, Arabic, etc).
Fixed in CVS
Fixed in CVS sounds like a closer