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Bug 1361856 - language support stated in kickstart file 'lang' option is not installed
Summary: language support stated in kickstart file 'lang' option is not installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 24
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-31 09:38 UTC by Frantisek Hanzlik
Modified: 2017-08-08 16:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 16:04:16 UTC

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Description Frantisek Hanzlik 2016-07-31 09:38:58 UTC
Description of problem:
I tried to install F24 using kickstart and local installation repos (fedora+both rpmfusion, + their updates, NFS access). My kickstart file contains:
"lang cs_CZ.UTF-8 --addsupport=en_US.UTF-8"
After a successful installation and machine reboot, there is not installed 
language support. Or maybe rather incompletely installed: '/etc/locale.conf'
defines 'LANG="cs_CZ.UTF-8"', grub2.cfg defines 'LANG="cs_CZ.UTF-8"' on kernel
command line, and installed are rpm packages langpacks-cs, man-pages-cs.
But 'dnf langinfo cs' display that there should be installed also packages:
# dnf langinfo cs

Moreover, what is weird and wrong, in system is not installed package
 'glibc-langpack-cs' - and this significant package isn't listed in above dnf command (maybe also dnf bug?)!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 24.13.7-1
(both from 'Fedora-Everything-netinst-i386-24-1.2.iso')

Additional info:
It seems, according to Fedora 24 Installation Guide, that anaconda kickstart option 'lang' has slightly different syntax, and there now perhaps should be
"lang cs_CZ --addsupport=en_US" (without ".UTF-8" suffix) and I not know, when anaconda-24.13.7-1 is backward compatible with older (my) syntax.

But, when it is my mistake, anaconda should display/log error message about it
(and not copy this option unchanged to "/root/anaconda-ks.cfg")

Comment 1 Parag Nemade 2016-07-31 11:33:02 UTC
When you have "updates" repository enabled and you have already Fedora installed or you are installing it, glibc-langpack packages are not getting installed is a known bug. But if you have disabled "updates" then you should get glibc langpack package.

Please note "langinfo" command is not available now from F25. See

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 22:10:04 UTC
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