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Bug 81001 - Apparent locale problem with python scripts
Summary: Apparent locale problem with python scripts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76104
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhpl
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 08:30 UTC by Rick Stevens
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:53 UTC

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Description Rick Stevens 2003-01-03 08:30:26 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

Description of problem:
An attempt to run either redhat-config-printer or redhat-config-soundcard
results in python errors:

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[root@xyclone etc]# redhat-config-soundcard
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-soundcard/", line 31,
in ?
    from rhpl.translate import _, N_
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 197, in ?
    cat = i18n()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 75, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 134, in setDomain
    self.iconv =, encoding)
ValueError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
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Current setting of LANG environment variable is "en_US.UTF-8".

This system was updated from 7.2 to 8.0, it is not a fresh install.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up the system into GUI mode
2. Log in as root
3. run "redhat-config-printer" or "redhat-config-soundcard"

Actual Results:  Python errors as described above

Expected Results:  I would imagine the GUI or command-line config utility would
run.  As it stands, I've had to run CUPS to configure my printer and I can't
configure my soundcard.

Additional info:

To be honest, don't you think using python for this sort of thing is a bit
silly?  Python is undoubtedly the most cryptic language I have ever seen, and I
worked on LISP systems for 10 years.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-06 16:21:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76104 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:53 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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