Bug 374561 - Anaconda crashing when choosing Macedonian (Македонски)
Summary: Anaconda crashing when choosing Macedonian (Македонски)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-10 13:04 UTC by Arangel Angov
Modified: 2009-01-09 08:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 08:12:43 UTC

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Description Arangel Angov 2007-11-10 13:04:32 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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.
Actual results:
Anaconda crashes.

Expected results:
Anaconda should continue to work in Macedonian throughout the whole installation

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-11-12 17:38:44 UTC
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[1].split('plural=')[1]

Comment 2 Arangel Angov 2008-03-03 17:05:15 UTC

Plural-Forms are present here:

"Plural-Forms: nplurals=3; plural=(n==1 || n%10==1 ? 0 : 1)\n"

Comment 3 Noura El hawary 2008-11-26 13:10:37 UTC
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Comment 4 Noura El hawary 2009-01-09 08:12:43 UTC
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