[jaunty] Installing in a language other than English will not install appropriate language packs if they aren't on the CD

Bug #348393 reported by Ara Pulido on 2009-03-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pkgsel (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

When installing Jaunty Beta (both Ubuntu & Kubuntu) I chose Spanish as the installation language.

Before starting to install the packages, the installer recognizes an Internet connection and ask something similar to (in Spanish, though)

"You have a internet connection, would you like to install the rest of the language support (dictionaries, etc.)?"

I clicked "yes", but it started downloading *-en-* packs.

After the installation, this is what I have installed:

ara@sushirider:~$ apt-cache policy language-pack-en-base
  Installed: 1:9.04+20090320
  Candidate: 1:9.04+20090320
  Version table:
 *** 1:9.04+20090320 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
ara@sushirider:~$ apt-cache policy language-pack-es-base
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:9.04+20090320
  Version table:
     1:9.04+20090320 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages

The basic system is correctly in Spanish, but no dictionaries, or language support files are installed in Spanish

This seems similar to
#348392 "Shut Down", "Log Out" and "Restart" dialogs doesn't use translated plural confirmation messages

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Bug 348392 is unrelated.

Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

/var/log/installer/syslog attached

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This log says that language-support-es is in fact installed, including such things as wspanish. Please confirm?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The problem here is that, in an attempt to make localisation work as early as possible, and to minimise download time, we install language-pack-es before permitting packages to be installed from the network. I think we need to test later on whether that actually worked, and if not, install it from the network.

Changed in pkgsel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → cjwatson
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-03-26
summary: - [jaunty] Installing in a language other than English, will install
- English language packages
+ [jaunty] Installing in a language other than English will not install
+ appropriate language packs if they aren't on the CD
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-03-26
Changed in pkgsel (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pkgsel - 0.20ubuntu14

pkgsel (0.20ubuntu14) jaunty; urgency=low

  * If installing basic language packs fails the first time round, probably
    because they aren't on the CD, try again once we have the final
    sources.list in place (LP: #348393).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:01:08 +0000

Changed in pkgsel:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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