The patch for solving #269972 (should warn users about English being temporarily used during floppy installs even when choosing another language) was waiting for a better method to "recognize" floppy installs than the one I initially proposed. Thanks to Sven Luther for the initial idea and to Joey Hess for the implementation of the X_INSTALLATION_MEDIUM variable in /etc/lsb-release, this is now possible and here is the refined patch I intend to apply. --
diff -Nru localechooser.orig/debian/localechooser.templates-in localechooser/debian/localechooser.templates-in --- localechooser.orig/debian/localechooser.templates-in 2006-09-07 17:56:58.003192000 +0200 +++ localechooser/debian/localechooser.templates-in 2006-09-07 18:00:46.345462500 +0200 @@ -6,6 +6,15 @@ # Example (french): Choisir la langue/Choose language _Description: Choose language +Template: localechooser/no-translations-yet +Type: note +Description: Translations temporarily not available + Because of the low available space on the installation media, translations + will not be available immediately. + . + The installation will continue in English until the installer + loads packages that include translations from a CD or the network. + Template: languagechooser/language-name-ascii Type: select Choices: @languagenames_ascii@ diff -Nru localechooser.orig/localechooser localechooser/localechooser --- localechooser.orig/localechooser 2006-09-07 17:56:58.011192500 +0200 +++ localechooser/localechooser 2006-09-07 18:02:41.436655250 +0200 @@ -289,6 +289,12 @@ : fi +[ -f /etc/lsb-release ] && . /etc/lsb-release +if [ "$X_INSTALLATION_MEDIUM" = "floppy" ] ; then + db_input high localechooser/no-translations-yet || true + db_go || true +fi + db_set "debconf/language" "$LANGUAGELIST" log "Set debconf/language = '$LANGUAGELIST'"
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