thunderbird-locale-xx packages are removed when installing a new language

Bug #519289 reported by YannUbuntu on 2010-02-09
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
High
Arne Goetje
language-selector (Ubuntu)
High
Arne Goetje

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

On Ubuntu 9.10, each time I install a new language in Ubuntu (System->Administration->Languages), it uninstalls the thunderbird-locale-.. packages of the other languages.

For example: I installed Spanish, closed the Language Manager window. TB turned English instead of my system's language. When I start the Language Manager again, it tells me the following language packages are not installed:
thunderbird-locale-en-gb
thunderbird-locale-es-es
thunderbird-locale-es-ar
thunderbird-locale-fr
thunderbird-locale-ja
thunderbird-locale-pt-pt
thunderbird-locale-pt-br

It is boring because Thunderbird each time comes back to English (despite my system is in another language).

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I can confirm that this was happening during my testing of the new language packs for Thunderbird 3. Moving to thunderbird-locales as it's a separate source.

affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu) → thunderbird-locales (Ubuntu)
Changed in thunderbird-locales (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I'm moving this to language-selector as that's the package that's removing the other locales.

affects: thunderbird-locales (Ubuntu) → language-selector (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

I mean that's the application remove the locales, not necessarily the package.

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I'm assigning it to Arne to have a look. I've set the importance as Medium for now, as this will not affect the majority of users.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Arne Goetje (arnegoetje)
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

It affects everyone who is using thunderbird or open-office.org and uses the localization and writing support packages.

CheckLanguageSupport.py and LangCache.py code needs to be changed to check for missing dependencies before removing obsolete packages.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Arne Goetje (arnegoetje)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) on 2010-03-10
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) wrote :

committed a fix to my branch. Please help testing if this solves this issue. Thanks a lot.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.5.1

---------------
language-selector (0.5.1) lucid; urgency=low

  * add fallbacks for nds_DE and nds_NL to data/languagelist (LP: #531422)
  * add fallback for be_BY@latin to data/languagelist (LP: #146681)
  * fontconfig/*: make the fontconfig snippets valid against the dtd.
    (LP: #387868)
  * add openoffice.org-hyphenation* and openoffice.org-thesaurus* do the
    dynamically generated package list. Change the dependency for gnome-
    user-guide* from libgnome2-common to gnome-panel (LP: #529048)
  * stop thunderbird and openoffice.org localization packages to be
    removed when installing a new language. (LP: #519289)
 -- Arne Goetje <email address hidden> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:47:00 +0800

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Arne Goetje (arnegoetje) on 2010-03-11
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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