Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532088
Anaconda crashes during live-CD installation when language is set to Norwegian
Last modified: 2009-11-02 09:20:20 EST
Description of problem:
If I boot the Live-CD, selecting Norwegian as the language (and as the keymap) at the GDM login, the Live-CD installer doesn't start. Instead a popup is shown, telling me that anaconda crashed. Inspecting this error shows a backtrace that seems to have something to do about finding a default language or something like that.
Interestingly, if I log out, and select «Norsk bokmål» as the language instead (which means «Norwegian bokmål») it works well, and is translated. Also there's a third option («Norsk nynorsk»). Nynorsk and Bokmål are the only two official variants of the Norwegian language, so why the live-CD gives me three options rather weird, in my opinion.
Another thing I found odd is that even though I selected the Norwegian keymap during login, when I started the HD installer, US layout was pre-selected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the Live-CD
2. Select «Norwegian» as the language (literally «Norwegian», not «Norsk bokmål» or «Norsk nynorsk»)
3. Attempt to start the installer
No installer shows up, instead a crash is detected.
I'm able to install normally, just like I am when selecting «Norsk bokmål».
Please attach the complete traceback to this bug report so we can see what the problem is.
The automatic reporting tool didn't work, just complained about some missing logger plugin or something like that. So I'll just attach it as a screenshot instead in a sec.
The missing parts of the report which you won't see because the screen isn't large enough, says:
release Fedora release 11.92 (Rawhide)
One thing I noticed is that it talks about the "no_NO" locale, which has been deprecated for quite some time - it's replaced by nb_NO and nn_NO (Norwegian bokmål and nynorsk). So I think what might be happening is that the live-CD login screen sets the language to the deprecated locale, which Anaconda doesn't support, and crashes.
Created attachment 366908 [details]
abrt crash report
Created attachment 366909 [details]
Sorry, wrong screenshot - this is the right one
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 528317 ***