Comment 11 for bug 434601

Hi, the original bug discussed here is about systems with multiple user who use multiple languages. This is currently not supported.

On a fresh install in e.g. german or chinese all apps that have translations should be supported of course. Having multiple database will not help with that problem, that is a different issue.

I did a fresh install with ubiquity of natty now to test the problem.

= Fresh install without network =
 * all apps are translated (everything from app-install-data-ubuntu)
 * no translated package descriptions (no Translations-$lang files in /var/lib/apt/lists)
 * no universe package lists (but s-c will offer to download them)

= Fresh install with network =
 * all apps are translated
 * translated package descriptions are available in /var/lib/apt/lists
 * translated packages descriptions are *not* displayed until the first "apt-get update" *or* "rm -f /var/cache/apt/*.bin" (the binary package cache is generated/copied with LANG=C for some reason?) - this appears to be a more general problem with apt/the way we install, I investigate further