Bug 660577 - yum cannot show localized messages in terminal
Summary: yum cannot show localized messages in terminal
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 6.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-12-07 07:28 UTC by Kenichi Takemura
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:03 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-07 14:35:14 UTC
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Description Kenichi Takemura 2010-12-07 07:28:08 UTC
Description of problem:

Running yum in a terminal(gnome-terminal in this case) in ja_JP locale cannot show localized messages at all.

$ echo $LANG
$ sudo yum list anaconda
Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, protect-packages, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security, tmprepo, verify, versionlock
Available Packages
anaconda.i686                                               13.21.82-1.el6                                                rhel-i386-workstation-6

$ rpm -ql yum | grep \.mo$ | grep ja | xargs msgunfmt | grep Loaded -A 2
msgid "Loaded plugins: "
msgstr "読み込んだプラグイン:"

$ rpm -ql yum | grep \.mo$ | grep ja | xargs msgunfmt | grep 'Available Packages' -A 2
msgid "Available Packages"
msgstr "利用可能なパッケージ"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set LANG to ja_JP.UTF-8
2. run yum list 
Actual results:
Yum always shows English messages.

Expected results:
Yum shows translated messages if yum supports localized rendering for a language

Additional info:
No ja_JP specific. Applies to other language.

Comment 2 James Antill 2010-12-07 14:20:48 UTC
We explicitly turn localization off in RHEL yum (see i18n.py), mainly because no customer has asked for it ... and we've had a huge number of bugs, due to how python handles unicode.

Comment 3 RHEL Program Management 2010-12-07 14:35:14 UTC
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