Does anyone still use system-config-language?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue Jun 11 15:23:41 UTC 2013


Jiri Eischmann (eischmann at redhat.com) said: 
> Hi,
> I wonder if any spin is still using system-config-language. GNOME has
> its own graphical utility to install language support, but AFAIK there
> is no counterpart in other environments, right?
> The problem is that system-config-language is completely broken since
> F18 (see [1] because it didn't reflect changes in language groups.
> 
> So if there is no spin using it, we should probably remove it from
> Fedora because in the current state, it's completely broken and useless.
> 
> If there is still need for the utility, then it probably should be
> fixed.

I looked briefly at fixing it to use yum-langpacks - it instantiates
a yum intsance via API and handles all the wrapping (key installation,
dependency errors, etc.) all itself. So most of that code would need
rewritten.

I believe the maintainer was looking at fixing it.

Bill


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