Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70189
language support: to few options?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:30 EST
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Description of problem:
It's not clear whether the Languages selected there are the languages to be used
during the installation process or in the installed localization packages. I
believe it's the latter, but a lot of options are missing (Brazilian Portuguese,
for one), and there's no way to indicate what the default language should be.
In fact, the list of languages seems to match that presented in the beginning of
an interactive install, to choose the list of languages to be used during the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Scratch head trying to figure out how to choose the default language
3.Scratch it more trying to guess whether choosing Portuguese will get you pt_BR too
Actual Results: Confusion :-)
Expected Results: Some way to choose the default language, and as many language
options as there are in the installer.
You can only select one language in the Language pulldown menu. This is
the one used during installation. In the Language Support list, you can
select multiple languages to be installed for use post-install. I just
updated the language list with the same list used in anaconda.
You can select the same languages in redhat-config-kickstart as you
can in the installer. I don't think this is a bug. Please reopen
if I am misunderstanding your report.
Eek. I had completely missed the Language pull-down menu, which has probably
made my report sound much more confusing. Sorry about that. Indeed, all I
wanted was to have the same options in `Language Support' as in anaconda.
However, I don't see how to select the default language to be used post install.
Isn't such an option missing?
No. The language that you select in the top language combo box will be the
default language both during installation and after. The language support list
controls which languages get installed on the system, but not the default. Does
this answer your question?
Yes, it does. I'm afraid it's not clear from the screen, though. Perhaps the
language choice should be moved below, next to language support, and rephrased
to `Default language (install and run-time)'.
Hmmm, you have a point, but it's getting pretty late to be switching widgets
around. I think tfox is planning on taking the screenshots in the next day or
so. I will defer this for now but will revisit this for the next release.
I've done some more thinking about this one. I've changed the string from
"Language" to "Default Language". I considered changing the GUI around and
played with it in Glade for a while, but I've decided to leave it the way it is.
It's not perfect, but each widget on the screen is adequately described in the
Help documentation. Closing as 'rawhide' since I did make that string change.
redhat-config-kickstart-2.3.5-4 should contain the new string. QA, please verify.
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time. I am closing these as Rawhide now. If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.
Wording it as `Default Language' makes it much clearer, but Fedora Core test3 is
still missing `Brazilian Portuguese' as a Language Support choice. I'm pretty
sure the list redhat-config-kickstart displays is far shorter than the one
displayed by the installer. Is this on purpose? Couldn't we have a single list
used by both?
I've added code so that system-config-kickstart now pulls the language
list from system-config-languages. Should be fixed in
system-config-kickstart-2.5.3-1. Thanks for your report.
Confirmed fixed in current FC development tree (2.5.4-1.1). Sorry
that it took so long.