Description of problem:
Firefox 3 Beta in 5.2Beta will not start if e.g. the language environment is set
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Set the language environment to German and start Firefox
Steps to Reproduce:
1. [test@scorp ~]$ export LANG="de_DE"
2. [test@scorp ~]$ firefox &
A window opens saying:
XML-Verarbeitungsfehler: Nicht definierte Entität
Zeile Nr. 213, Spalte 5: <key id="showAllHistoryKb"
A firefox window.
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
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!
langpacks have been disabled in CVS, package firefox-3.0-0.beta3.2.el5
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
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...
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. :-)
Chris, do you have any idea what should be in the rel-notes?
Should be fixed in firefox-3.0-0.beta5.1.el5.
Added fix to CVS, package firefox-3.0-0.beta5.2.el5
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