Bug 170219 - No way to choose default system language during istaller process
No way to choose default system language during istaller process
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-10-09 05:44 EDT by Matthew Wright
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-11 12:15:12 EDT
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Description Matthew Wright 2005-10-09 05:44:42 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Basically the graphical installer does not offer a choice to choose your language like it does in previous redhat/fedora versions.  I have to manually update the following by editing il8n

[root@fc4box sysconfig]# cat il8n

This is not something an average person can do.  This should definately be a choice from the installer, it affects printing and all sorts of dependencies if you have your language stuck on US.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a Http/Ftp/Cd/DVD install using anaconda graphical mode installer
2.Run the whole installation process
3. Never get a choice to choose your language(s)

Actual Results:  I was stuck with US language and associated dependencies

Expected Results:  I should be able to choose my language and keyboard from a menu in the anaconda installer

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-10-09 10:30:50 EDT
The default system language is set by the language you install in.  
Comment 2 Matthew Wright 2005-10-09 17:23:37 EDT
You get no option to choose a language during the installer, that is the point
of my bug report. -- I know it sounds unbelievable but the product is majorly
Comment 3 Nicholas Miell 2005-10-09 17:36:03 EDT
What mwright is complaining about is that "English (Australia)", "English (New
Zealand)", "English (UK)", etc. aren't language options in the installer.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-10-11 12:15:12 EDT
The supported languages are the same as the ones which are available at

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