Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 374561
Anaconda crashing when choosing Macedonian (Македонски)
Last modified: 2009-01-09 03:12:43 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to choose Macedonian (Македонски) as a language in the last 3
releases of Fedora (including Fedora 8 now) anaconda crashes not allowing the
user to install Fedora at all. I couldn't get the traceback from vmware but it's
very easy to reproduce.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Start installation, choose Macedonian (Македонски) and press Next.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Fedora installation.
2.Choose Macedonian (Македонски) in anaconda.
3.Press the Next button.
Anaconda should continue to work in Macedonian throughout the whole installation
Nobody is able to install Fedora when they choose Macedonian in the installer
and this is the case with at least the last 3-4 releases of Fedora. If you don't
try it in English you might think that the installation is not working at all.
The problem here is that the Macedonian translation doesn't provide a
Plural-Forms and that Python's gettext.py module crashes on empty Plural-Forms.
I will add one myself and also move this bug to Python for a proper fix there.
Python maintainer - the problem here appears to be the bug discussed at
http://bugs.python.org/issue1448060. I'm not sure if the patch at the bottom
will fix the problem, but it looks good to me.
The relevant part of the anaconda traceback is:
File "/tmp/updates/rhpl/translate.py", line 108, in setDomain
File "/tmp/updates/rhpl/translate.py", line 142, in updateCachedCatPaths
catalog = gettext.GNUTranslation(mofile)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/gettext.py", line 180, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/gettext.py", line 316, in _parse
plural = v.split('plural=')
Plural-Forms are present here:
"Plural-Forms: nplurals=3; plural=(n==1 || n%10==1 ? 0 : 1)\n"
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