Bug 240787 - liveinst.desktop not working with different locale than en_US.UTF-8
liveinst.desktop not working with different locale than en_US.UTF-8
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: FC7Blocker
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Reported: 2007-05-21 12:54 EDT by Sebastian Vahl
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Description Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-21 12:54:02 EDT
Description of problem:
When starting any livecd with a different locale than en_US.UTF-8 the desktop
icon for hard drive installation fails to start anaconda. In .xsession-errors
the following entry is shown:

FATAL: Module md not found.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 782, in <module>
    floppyDevice = probeHW(opts, x_already_set, xserver)
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 425, in probeHW
    xserver.probeHW(skipMouseProbe=skipmouseprobe, forceDriver=opts.xdriver)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/xserver.py", line 96, in probeHW
    print cardstr
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe9' in position 1:
ordinal not in range(128)

If you run (the command) "liveinst" in a terminal all is working fine (also with
different locale)

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How reproducible:
every time the LANG is not en_US.UTF-8

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot rawhide-20070517-i386-Live
2. select a different language in gdm (eg. german, spanish, french) and login
3. double-click on the icon for hard disk installation and watch
Actual results:
Sript ends without starting anaconda

Expected results:
Anaconda should be started

Additional info:
I've testet this with german (de_DE.UTF-8), french (fr_FR.UTF-8) and spanish
(es_ES.UTF-8) on rawhide-20070517-i386-Live. This also happens with my own
livecds (eg. the kde one) when LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
Comment 1 Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-21 15:09:20 EDT
With rawhide-20070502 it is also not working. The last working one I know is Test4.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-05-21 17:59:58 EDT
Fixed with rhpl-0.207-1
Comment 3 Sebastian Vahl 2007-05-21 18:28:44 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Fixed with rhpl-0.207-1

Confirmed. I updated rhpl in rawhide-20070517 and my own german kde-livecd
directly. It's working for testet LANG=de_DE.UTF-8

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