Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180417
CJKI text installation should be in english
Last modified: 2014-03-25 20:53:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Selecting any of the CJK language for installation has display error during
Stage 2 of installation. (see screenshot) No problem when selecting English as
the language for installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.enter linux text at the prompt
2.select Chinese, Japanes or Korean as the language for installation
installation proceed in english
Created attachment 124345 [details]
screenshot of anaconda stage 2 with Traditoinal Chinese selected
Seems this is unusable. marking this as FC5Blocker.
These bugs are being closed since a large number of updates have been released
after the FC5 test1 and test2 releases. Kindly update your system by running yum
update as root user or try out the third and final test version of FC5 being
released in a short while and verify if the bugs are still present on the system
.Reopen or file new bug reports as appropriate after confirming the presence of
this issue. Thanks
Solution: If CJKI language in text install, set LANG=en_US.UTF-8?
I think there's a problem with bogl, but I don't know enough about it to figure
it out quickly. See the error with bogl and the /dev/fb0 error in loader2?
I modified lang-table to use en_US.UTF-8 for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Running a text mode install now has reabable text in English, which is probably
better than the screenshot above for FC5 final.
I'll close this one, but I'm opening another bug about bogl because I think
that's the real problem.
Does this change what anaconda *writes*?
To be clear, this is an issue for also Indic langauage text-mode installs.
if (CJKI && text install)
then *view* English during the text install
write the actual language in configs
Install in graphical mode viewing the native language
OK, all languages listed in lang-table as having a font of bterm or none will
now display en_US.UTF-8 during installation in text mode. The
/etc/sysconfig/i18n file is still written with the selected language, so once
you reboot you should be seeing the correct language in firstboot and X and so
on. Graphical installation mode is unaffected.
Changes committed to CVS, new anaconda building. Going home.
Not sure if it is a regression due to this bug. Noticed the following traceback
at the beginning of stage 2 during text installing with korean language support.
03:45:36 CRITICAL: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1214, in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 455, in run
"%s display is unavailable in text mode. "
NameError: name 'oldlang' is not defined
03:45:36 INFO : in run, screen = <snack.SnackScreen instance at 0xb7d6ca2c>
Hmmm...possible. Looking in to it now.
This isn't happening to me on today's rawhide. What language and keymap are you
selecting for text mode?
RE: Comment #11
Still happen for me in today's rawhide (rawhide-20060305) anaconda-10.92.16-1.
Checked again with 'Japanese' and 'Hindi' as language, both using 'us' keymap.
When booting rawhide, I get these messages when I select Japanese or Hindi and
the US keymap:
ja_JP.UTF-8 display is unavailable in text mode. The installation will continue
hi_IN.UTF-8 display is unavailable in text mode. The installation will continue
The installation proceeds in text mode, but in English. The target system is
setup with the selected language though.
How are you getting rawhide to boot on your system? Perhaps there are some
differences there that I'm not seeing. I've done network and CD boots to test
this and it's working as it should.
RE: Comment #13.
My bad, should have mentioned that the problem is at Stage 2 of the installation
process. Everything works correctly in Stage 1 of the installation process.
But it's still working in stage 2. You select Japanese or Hindi with a US
keymap and the installation proceeds all the way through in English.
Are you sure you're booting with rawhide? This problem has been fixed.
Rawhide Build 13June2006
Showing Following Error for ja_JP locale (us keyboard)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 959, in ?
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/text.py", line 455, in run
"%s display is unavailable in tet mode. "
NameError: name 'oldlang' is not defined"
also, Button Showing SQUARE and text is broken
Please open a new bug; this is unrelated to the previous issue.
Selected Japanese or Hindi with a US
keymap and Showing message about "<LANG> display is unavailable in text mode.
The Installation will continue in English", but it is next start in
Japanese/Hindi (as showing squares instead of characters).
Rawhide Build 14August2006
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
Created attachment 134615 [details]
Message box showing that CJKI is not avaiable for stage 2
Message box showing that CJKI is not avaiable for stage 2 (Hindi installation)
Created attachment 134616 [details]
Next page after warning
it shows warning message, but installation continue in selected langauge
(tested with following:
anaconda-126.96.36.199-1 (21August Build)
Install contine in English in stage 2. Problem fixed.
Tested with following version:
According to the .spec file, this bug has been fixed in 10.92.6-1:
It should have been fixed in current RHEL-5 branch and has been contained in the
Please anyone have a test installation on the RHEL5-Beta1-RC.