Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88009
The name of the Swedish keyboard layout isn't updated after upgrade
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:46 EDT
Description of problem:
The Swedish keyboard layout was renamed from "se-latin1" to "sv-latin1" upstream
(for unknown reason).
On upgrades, the Red Hat Linux installation program does not properly update the
keyboard layout name specified in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard from "se-latin1" to
"sv-latin1". The result is that keyboard map loading on the upgraded system
fails during boot and the system is left with an American keyboard layout.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL 8.0 system with Swedish keyboard layout.
2. Upgrade said system to RHL 9 by using the upgrade functionality in the installer.
3. Watch keyboard map loading fail during the next boot.
Upgraded system uses American keyboard layout on the console.
Upgraded system uses Swedish keyboard layout on the console.
Workaround for the problem:
Hand-edit the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file to change the reference to
"se-latin1" into "sv-latin1". Reboot.
anaconda doesn't go around changing random config files -- this needs to be done
by the package with the change instead
se-latin1 now exists and is a copy of the sv-latin1 so both should work