Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196725
suggestion to use ip->country information as initial value for the timezone/country screen
Last modified: 2008-08-27 13:25:33 EDT
Description of problem:
it would be a neat hack if anaconda did a IP->country lookup (see below) if you
have a public IP and use that as initial value for the country in the timezone
screen; this obviously won't work all the time, but when it does it's just neat..
$ cat ipcountry.pl
my $reg = IP::Country::Fast->new();
my $foo= $ARGV;
print $reg->inet_atocc($foo) ."\n";
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Closing. Don't think this will get implemented at all. You can reopen if you
feel it should go into the distro.
This is an interesting suggestion, and we've got GeoIP in the distro already.
Not sure there's anything pythony, though. But seems worth leaving open as an RFE.
mmm, I see your interested, Can you write a python patch for this. So it can
considered for inclusion.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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And marking as RFE :)
The biggest problem here is that we have no database mapping countries to information about how to localize for that country. So for instance, we can't map a region to its appropriate timezone, language, keyboard mapping, etc. I'd love to be able to do this, as I think it's a much nicer approach to handling all the localization settings in one screen in anaconda, but there's just no dataset I know of that can do what we want.
If you know of one, feel free to let me know and reopen this bug. Closing as CANTFIX for now.