Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 153285
text install did not offer language selections for post-install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:03 EST
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Description of problem:
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Steps to Reproduce:
Athlon machine. Burned CDs and did text install (because the
box is going to be used remotely and had no mouse attached)
It asked me what language I wanted to perform the install in.
I picked Welsh. It did not ask me (a) what other languages I
wanted; or (b) what language I wanted the system to run in.
After a successful install, it booted up in English. Logging in,
I found my locale was POSIX.
Actual Results: Installed successfully, but all the boot messages were in English.
Logging in as root, I found my locale was POSIX. root has no
Complicating matters, /etc/sysconfig/i18n says
I do not know when this was set to this. After logging in
as root, I created a proper user and logged in as that, telling
gdm I wanted Welsh. I don't know whether that changed
the /etc file. (I'm not sure it should have done, surely..?)
Expected Results: I would have expected a "what languages do you want on the
machine?" option and a further "which of these do you want to
be the default?". Neither appeared.
There is a Language Support package group under Package Customization now.
/etc/sysconfig/i18n wasn't getting created for any installs for a while (oops).
This should be fixed up now. Additional language support is now done in
package selection (since that's what you're really selecting) and this allows it
to be added more easily post-install as well. The default language for
post-install is the language you did your install in. The dichotomy between the
two has always been weird :)
So the main bug is fixed, the other stuff is just moved around.
I'm not sure I follow (sorry).
Do you mean that this is what will happen in test2 and onwards,
or that I should have seen a Language Support package group
somewhere in the install in test1?
If the latter, then I should mention that I didn't see any such
package group. I got a choice of things like "X", "Gnome" "DNS
Server" "Java Development", but there was nothing about languages
in there. And there was no option to refine things within those
If the former, well, then, I'll try again when we get fc4t2 :)