Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1312890
langpacks-en should be added
Last modified: 2016-02-29 10:42:00 EST
Installing “langpacks-en_GB” with dnf will install glibc-langpacks-en:
[mfabian@Fedora-Workstation-netinst-x86_6 ~]$ sudo dnf install langpacks-en_GB
Last metadata expiration check performed 2:49:31 ago on Wed Feb 24 15:05:33 2016.
Package Arch Version Repository Size
glibc-langpack-en x86_64 2.23.90-2.fc25 rawhide 272 k
langpacks-en_GB noarch 1.0-6.fc25 rawhide 7.1 k
Install 2 Packages
Total download size: 279 k
Installed size: 3.3 M
Is this ok [y/N]:
That is good, but not everybody who wants glibc-langpack-en will
install langpacks-en_GB. A user of US English for example may
not install langpacks-en_GB and therefore not get the glibc-langpack-en he
Also, a libreoffice-langpacks-en exists:
[mfabian@Fedora-Workstation-netinst-x86_6 ~]$ sudo dnf search libreoffice-langpack-en
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:04:38 ago on Wed Feb 24 18:07:33 2016.
======================= N/S Matched: libreoffice-langpack-en ========================
libreoffice-langpack-en.x86_64 : English language pack for LibreOffice
This is also not automatically installed when installing langpacks-en_GB.
Therefore, I think a langpacks-en should be added.
Okay fixed this now in langpacks-1.0-7 build for f24+.
This is a Fedora 24 release blocker because it impacts Critical Path translations.
While the gettext-based translations should default to American English (likely the reason no langpack-en exists), such default translations do not include additional resources like American English localizations, which are required to complete the "translation" accurately e.g. What date format do you use? Withou langpack-en the user is limited to C, POSIX, or C.UTF-8 localization practices which do not match en_US.UTF-8 locale practices e.g. month name before day number.
There are two alternatives to solving this blocker:
(a) All installs must include en_US.utf8 in their minimal set of installs. This is not ideal because it is wasteful for non-English users.
(b) Create a langpack-en such that American English users, like all other users, can have this lanpack installed, and thus include glibc-langpack-en to provide the correct localizations.
This bug proposes (b).
Parag, Thanks for fixing so quickly!