MigrationAssistance doesn't use localization settings

Bug #180309 reported by Vincent on 2008-01-04
This bug affects 1 person
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migration-assistant (Baltix)
migration-assistant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using MigrationAssistance to retrieve Windows XP's (btw, are other OS's going to be supported?) documents, it will automatically place them in ~/Documents, ~/Music, ~/Pictures and ~/Video's, even when the language was set to Dutch and the corresponding folders thus had to be ~/Documenten, ~/Muziek, ~/Afbeeldingen and ~/Video's.


Evan (ev) on 2008-01-04
Changed in migration-assistant:
status: New → Confirmed
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

This also happens on my system with intrepid alpha3 candidate image 20080724.1 (amd64) and Windows Vista (32-Bit) as the import source. The result of the imported files looks quite confusing, since there are several duplicate folders in the new home directory (e.g. ~/Dokumente (which is empty) and ~/Documents (which contains the imported documents from Vista)).

Kind regards,

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-07-28
Changed in migration-assistant:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Yet another reason why localised directory names are a daft idea and should be abolished, IMO.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

(That is, the UI should take care of displaying them in a localised fashion without requiring the actual directory name to be localised, with all the pain that comes with that!)

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

there will not be any further installer updates for intrepid; marking this task 'wontfix'.

Changed in migration-assistant:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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