Re: cdebconf always falling back to English?
On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 07:21:31PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Denis Barbier]
> > But it does work in languagechooser, doesn't it? Changing language
> > takes effect immediately.
> When languagechooser is finished, main-menu detect that it is a
> package providing language-selected, and HUPs cdebconf to tell it to
> check the language. It isn't languagechooser bug main-menu that
> signals cdebconf to switch to another language.
Oh yes. you are right.
> > I don't understand, appending 'en' to LANGUAGE is harmful.
> It would not append, it would replace. The current language is
> unknown at that point in /sbin/debian-installer.
Ok I had boot parameters in mind, but maybe you are thinking about
pre-existing answers in debconf databases.
> I'll try to think of a way to fix it.
Well cdebconf should certainly have some '#ifdef DEBIAN_INSTALLER'
because there are always special cases. Here is a patch against
template.c (not tested), but finding a better solution might be
a good idea.
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/debian-installer/tools/cdebconf/src/template.c,v
retrieving revision 1.21
diff -u -r1.21 template.c
--- template.c 19 Dec 2002 00:38:44 -0000 1.21
+++ template.c 6 Apr 2003 20:39:47 -0000
@@ -54,26 +54,29 @@
p = q;
- cache_list_lang_ptr = NULL;
- if (envlang == NULL)
- return NULL;
cache_list_lang_ptr = (struct cache_list_lang *)
memset(cache_list_lang_ptr, 0, sizeof(struct cache_list_lang *));
p = cache_list_lang_ptr;
- cache_cur_lang = strdup(envlang);
- cpb = cache_cur_lang;
- while((cpe = strchr(cpb, ':')) != NULL)
+ if (envlang != NULL)
- p->lang = strndup(cpb, (int) (cpe - cpb));
+ cpb = cache_cur_lang;
+ while((cpe = strchr(cpb, ':')) != NULL)
+ p->lang = strndup(cpb, (int) (cpe - cpb));
+ p->next = (struct cache_list_lang *)
+ malloc(sizeof(struct cache_list_lang));
+ cpb = cpe + 1;
+ p = p->next;
+ p->lang = strdup(cpb);
p->next = (struct cache_list_lang *)
- cpb = cpe + 1;
p = p->next;
- p->lang = strdup(cpb);
+ /* In debian-installer always fall back to en.UTF-8 */
+ p->lang = strdup("en");
p->next = NULL;