Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439902
system-config-firewall crashes when locale does not use UTF-8 encoding
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:17:44 EST
Description of problem:
When I run system-config-firewall in my locale (which is ru_RU.CP1251) it
silently crashes. It also crashes for any other encoding except UTF-8.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Should run :)
Here's a patch that fixes this. It also includes a major update of the Russian
translation which seems to be unmaintained for some time, I hope it is okay to
post it here.
The crash happens inside PyGlade shared library because for some reason
gtk.glade.XML() loads translation in current locale instead of UTF-8 (Gtk
understands only UTF-8). Adding two calls to gtk.glade.bindtextdomain() and
gtk.glade.textdomain() before loading the glade file fixes the problem,
althought I'm not quite sure why PyGlade doesn't always use UTF-8 as Gtk does
not understand any other encoding.
I have built a test rpm with this patch and it works without any flaw. I have
tried to run it with the following locales:
and it worked fine under all these locales.
The patch also depends of the patched system-config-network, I have posted the
patch in bug #233898. The problem is that NC_functions.py initialize the
gettext() function with the wrong encoding. In any case, even if the patch in
#233898 is not applied, system-config-network won't crash anymore, but will
display question marks instead of translated messages if locale encoding is not
UTF-8. If it's UTF-8 it will run perfectly.
Created attachment 299779 [details]
The diff against 1.0.12 sources
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