Shows obsolete and non-working "Norwegian" language

Bug #773009 reported by Daniel Holbach on 2011-04-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
language-selector (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt
Martin Pitt
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: language-selector

If I select Norwegian to be installed in g-l-s it just shows "spellchecker .." as option. If I install it, I can't select Norwegian as the language I'm using. Installing 'language-pack{,-gnome}-nb' manually fixes it.

 * Start language-selector and click on Add/Remove languages. In the faulty version you will see a "Norwegian" language offer, installing it will look like a no-op. In the fixed version there should not be a "Norwegian" entry, but two for "Bokmal" and "Nynorsk".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: language-selector (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 29 09:52:45 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100816)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: language-selector
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-01-15 (103 days ago)

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

The problem here seems to be that l-s tries to install a -no langpack, which does not exist. It should not show "Norwegian" in the first place, just "Norwegian Bokmal" (-nb) and "Norwegian Nynorsk" (-nn).

Perhaps this is related to the fact that we still have a language-support-writing-no. This should be split into -nn and -nb, or even better, we should abolish all language-support-* packages (see

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → In Progress
David Planella (dpm) on 2011-04-29
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I removed the obsolete language-support-writing-no from oneiric, which fixes this bug for oneiric.

For Natty it's merely cosmetical, as you can select Bokmal or Nynorsk from the list already, just the "Norwegian" will do (next to) nothing. If this is considered important, we can do a hack for an SRU which just ignores -no.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Natty):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
summary: - Can't select Norwegian
+ Shows obsolete and non-working "Norwegian" language
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed language-selector for natty-proposed uploaded to review queue.

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

Accepted language-selector into natty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This was fixed in -proposed. Good work!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.34.1

language-selector (0.34.1) natty-proposed; urgency=low

  * LanguageSelector/ Ignore "-no" langpacks. These have been
    split into -nb (Bokmal) and -nn (Nynorsk) ages ago, but unfortunately
    language-support-writing-no is left in Natty, which causes a confusing
    and non-working "Norwegian" entry in the "Add/remove languages" list. In
    oneiric this was fixed properly by removing language-support-writing-no.
    (LP: #773009)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Sun, 08 May 2011 22:52:56 +0200

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) on 2011-05-18
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
tags: added: testcase
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