Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827187
Fedora 17 (and 13-14-15-16) can't choose language for Live installation
Last modified: 2013-07-25 02:48:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The selection of spanish or other language, from anaconda, on Fedora 17 DVD, live CD, KDE, XFCE and other spins, no setup /etc/sysconfig/i18n correctly, he hold:
And it affect the language in terminal.
Manually i change this for es_ES and work fine.
The bug is present from Fedora 13.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 all, F13-16
1.- cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n
2.- yum show english language, and terminal errors too
Steps to Reproduce:
The terminal of Fedora show the messages in us_US, setting anaconda in es_ES
Anaconda setup correctly the language for console
All spins and Fedora all afected
The incorrect SYSFONT=True is Bug 799401.
The simplest way to get the localization you want is to choose it when you install Fedora. That will make sure it gets set all the right places.
Translations are however incomplete. You can help by getting involved as translator - either in Fedora or upstream in the various projects shipped with Fedora.
(In reply to comment #1)
> The incorrect SYSFONT=True is Bug 799401.
> The simplest way to get the localization you want is to choose it when you
> install Fedora. That will make sure it gets set all the right places.
> Translations are however incomplete. You can help by getting involved as
> translator - either in Fedora or upstream in the various projects shipped
> with Fedora.
The True SYSFONT is a minor bug, ignored for me.
In the momento of installation, i selected correctly all, buenos aires, argentina, spanish, keyboard layout es, so, is a bug.
Momento == moment, instance, etc
The SYSFONT bug 799401 is present on F17 final release, KDE spin.
Yep ssame for LXDE. Shame to see such a bug in final release :(
(In reply to comment #0)
> The selection of spanish or other language, from anaconda, on Fedora 17 DVD,
> live CD, KDE, XFCE and other spins, no setup /etc/sysconfig/i18n correctly,
I can't reproduce for default Spanish DVD install.
See comments below for Live.
> Steps to Reproduce:
Please describe your installation steps in full here.
> All spins and Fedora all afected
For Live I think only GNOME Desktop spin allows changing
the language *before* install with anaconda, but you have
to logout once and back in for it to take affect.
Anyway I think we really need a way to set the Live
language at boot time.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I can't reproduce for default Spanish DVD install.
1. I did a fresh install in Spanish from F17 x86_64 DVD.
2. (I chose Spanish on the first screen of the anaconda installer)
3. Spanish install completes and I reboot
4. Firstboot and then gdm running normally in Spanish
5. /etc/sysconfig/i18n contains LANG="es_ES.UTF-8".
The Live "issue" is well-known but not new as you say.
Unfortunately LXDE and XFCE do not support changing language
and nor does gdm these days. :-(
I opened bug 829207 to request having anaconda show language selection screen for Live installs.
Also note that just setting the keyboard layout in anaconda does not affect the system locale of the installation.
Severity: low ? People install system and can't start it properly and you call it low ? heh... In other projects it would be consider as major or critical
Low is the default Severity set for bugs.
A workaround would be to install system-config-language and use
it change the system locale.
I hope this may improve for F18 - as always help is welcome.
Moving this to Live KDE, since Gnome Live can do this though unintuitively.
Mm in fresh install the bug is present ever from live CD, spin or not spin. I use Fedora from 12, ever i change the language of terminal from /etc/sysconfig/i18 because anaconda no change it for me
Related: Bug 541055
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I think this is fixed in f18 anaconda and later, right?
Seems so anaconda 18 and later has language choice on first screen.