Description of problem:
Based on the thread "GDM Language list..." on fedora-devel-list
and fedora-i18n-list, I had a discussion with Ankit and
I came up with this idea which could perhaps form part of
YumLangpackPlugin Feature for F12.
If gdm could support configuration of the locales shown by
default in it's language list, then the <lang>-langpack-support
meta packages of the above feature could add languages to
that gdm system config which would allow giving languages
with extra support installed high visibility in the menu.
Does that make some sense?
I guess next step would be to file an rfe upstream...
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install language support for my favourite languages
2. login via gdm
2. need to go to Other... to find them
2. appear in gdm lang menu
I think Fujiwara-san is working on a patch for this.
I'll work on the better GUI tool later. I need to fix other issues prior to this issue.
Currently CLI is already implemented.
Once you modify gdm line in /etc/passwd with "s|/sbin/nologin|/bin/bash|", you could update the gdm gconf value /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/recent-languages by manual or gconf-editor.
I talked to Fujiwara-san and realised we were talking about
somewhat different things.
Anyway as he pointed out to me this "rfe" can be done
trivially with system gdm gconf settings.
eg sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --get /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/recent-languages
But I think requiring login for gdm that might be a serious problem?
> But I think requiring login for gdm that might be a serious problem?
Ignore this - misunderstanding on my part.
Adding a link here from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/YumLangpackPlugin#gdm
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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Sorry, still a bit busy.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Closing out at least until gdm support language selection again.