Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443845
Fedora 9 Preview Live: liveinst doesn't use the language chosen by the user
Last modified: 2008-04-23 22:15:56 EDT
Description of problem:
When using liveinst in Fedora 9 Desktop/GNOME Live image, the liveinst/anaconda
part is in English even when another language was chosen in GDM and the system
uses that language in general.
Here's a screenshot of the output of "env", which shows that $LANG is
Here's a screenshot of anaconda started with the liveinst command and after a
couple of "Next" clicks: http://vpv.fedorapeople.org/misc/fedora9-pr-anaconda.png
Please note that some of the output anaconda prints to the terminal is in the
language chosen in GDM, in this case Finnish. "Tunnistetaan näytönohjainta"
would be ~"Detecting video card" in English and at 12:35:59 it printed
~"Starting graphical installation". Also note that the Finnish keymap is chosen,
but that doesn't have any effect on the language (well, maybe it shouldn't,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 Desktop/GNOME Preview Live (I don't know the exact anaconda version,
but you probably do...)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the live image
2. Choose the language (such as Finnish) from GDM
3. Start liveinst either from the desktop icon or from the terminal
Observe Finnish translations everywhere else on the desktop, but missing from
Anaconda/liveinst should also be translated (in this specific case) in Finnish,
the translations are provided and they have worked in the DVD install.
I know the F-9 release is near and I understand if this won't/can't be fixed in
time for it. I hope this could be fixed at least for F-10.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 443408 ***