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Bug 1511018 - Force overwrite doesn't work in Czech locale
Summary: Force overwrite doesn't work in Czech locale
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukáš Czerner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-08 14:29 UTC by Jaroslav Škarvada
Modified: 2018-05-22 07:39 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-22 07:39:41 UTC

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Description Jaroslav Škarvada 2017-11-08 14:29:27 UTC
Description of problem:
In Czech locale it is not possible to overwrite the existing partition by following the instructions. This maybe just a missing translation but the code could be enhanced, see additional info for details.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set czech locale (cs_CZ.utf8)
1. mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
2. mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
3. y

Actual results:
mke2fs 1.43.4 (31-Jan-2017)
/dev/sdb1 obsahuje systém souborů vfat
Proceed anyway? (y,N) y

And nothing happened

Expected results:
Creation of the filesystem

Additional info:
The following seems to work:
# LANG=C mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.43.4 (31-Jan-2017)
/dev/sdb1 contains a vfat file system
Proceed anyway? (y,N) y
Creating filesystem with 1960704 4k blocks and 490560 inodes

Maybe (but I haven't tried) it's just a missing Czech translation for the question and the code expects as a positive answer 'a' (Czech variant for 'y'). This is confusing, I suggest resolving it similar way as other projects (like 'dnf') did, i.e. accepting both language specific letter ('a' in this case) and english 'y' for the positive answer.

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2018-05-03 08:14:40 UTC
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Comment 2 Lukáš Czerner 2018-05-22 07:39:41 UTC
This is not an issue in f28 anymore. We're not going to fix this in f26 though.


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