Bug 435477 - At least some langpacks are incomplete and untestable
At least some langpacks are incomplete and untestable
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Blocks: RHEL5u2_relnotes
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Reported: 2008-02-29 11:17 EST by Daniel Riek
Modified: 2010-03-14 17:28 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHEA-2008-0479
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 10:25:03 EDT
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Description Daniel Riek 2008-02-29 11:17:41 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox 3 Beta in 5.2Beta will not start if e.g. the language environment is set
to German.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Set the language environment to German and start Firefox

Steps to Reproduce:
1. [test@scorp ~]$ export LANG="de_DE"
2. [test@scorp ~]$ firefox &
Actual results:
A window opens saying:

XML-Verarbeitungsfehler: Nicht definierte Entität
Adresse: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
Zeile Nr. 213, Spalte 5:    <key id="showAllHistoryKb"
key="&showAllHistoryCmd.commandkey;" command="Browser:ShowAllHistory"

Expected results:
A firefox window.

Additional info:
Similar results e.g. with pt_BR or fr_FR settings.
Suggested solution is to remove the langpacks for the Beta and have a
releasenote say that testing is only in English. Add back langpacks in a new
Firefox RPM post-beta - that has to happen anyways to track Firefox 3 upstream
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2008-02-29 11:19:07 EST
Comment 4 Don Domingo 2008-03-02 19:31:10 EST
adding to RHEL5.2 release notes (Beta) under "known issues":

Beta testing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is done primarily in English only. As
such, some language packs may not work.

please advise if any further revisions are required. thanks!
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2008-03-03 06:10:29 EST
langpacks have been disabled in CVS, package firefox-3.0-0.beta3.2.el5
Comment 12 Don Domingo 2008-04-01 22:11:14 EDT
the RHEL5.2 release notes will be dropped to translation on April 15, 2008, at
which point no further additions or revisions will be entertained.

a mockup of the RHEL5.2 release notes can be viewed at the following link:

please use the aforementioned link to verify if your bugzilla is already in the
release notes (if it needs to be). each item in the release notes contains a
link to its original bug; as such, you can search through the release notes by
bug number.

Comment 13 Martin Stransky 2008-04-02 04:29:46 EDT
Langpacks are fixed in the latest firefox package (firefox-3.0-0.beta4.1.el5) so
we don't need any release notes about it. Although some info about the firefox
rebase would be great...
Comment 14 Don Domingo 2008-04-02 21:30:36 EDT
Hi Martin,
if you could post that info (about the firefox rebase) in this bug, i'll add it
to the RHEL5.2 release notes. or post a link to it from here. :-) 
Comment 15 Martin Stransky 2008-04-03 05:31:19 EDT
Chris, do you have any idea what should be in the rel-notes?
Comment 17 Martin Stransky 2008-04-09 12:52:32 EDT
Should be fixed in firefox-3.0-0.beta5.1.el5.
Comment 19 Martin Stransky 2008-04-09 14:34:05 EDT
Added fix to CVS, package firefox-3.0-0.beta5.2.el5
Comment 23 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 10:25:03 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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