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Bug 81073 - gdm offers a lot of languages which are not installed
Summary: gdm offers a lot of languages which are not installed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 23:51 UTC by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 17:39:04 UTC

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Description Peter van Egdom 2003-01-03 23:51:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021218

Description of problem:
During installation I selected Dutch as default and English (USA) as additional

Pointing to the 'language' selection on gdm after booting Phoebe opens a large
window of all languages that Red Hat supports, which is odd because I only
installed Dutch and English. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. During installation, select only a couple of languages, e.g. Dutch & English.
2. After installation at the gdm screen, click on 'language'.

Actual Results:  Notice that gdm offers all languages from A to Z

Expected Results:  Maybe gdm should only offer those languages which the user
chose during installation?

Additional info:


Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe)

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-04 00:35:44 UTC
Hmm, I'm not sure this is a good idea; we don't really have a global concept of
"which languages are installed" - the selection in the installer only affects
those packages that the installer installs. You could still have a lot of stuff
installed that *did* support more languages, either because you did an upgrade,
or because you installed third-party packages. Also, I think we're changing it
so that you get all translations always, and the language choice is just for
your default language, though I could be wrong about that.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 17:39:04 UTC
I confirmed that all languages will always be installed now, so 
I think this is no longer an issue.

It might be nice if you could configure what languages gdm offered; 
that enhancement request should really go to

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