[fedora-india] Installing language support

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 28 01:42:00 UTC 2009

On 04/28/2009 06:44 AM, das wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Rahul Sundaram
> <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> It is likely that imsettings (there is no specific subpackage for GNOME)
>> was a direct dependency for some package you cherry picked. You would
>> have to trace the exact steps to figure out which one.

CC'ing Kevin Fenzi, who is the Xfce maintainer in Fedora.

> Yesterday I installed F11 on a Lennovo laptop, with an F11 beta DVD.
> After the installation was over (with software customization set
> 'later', no software or repositories added, everything default), I
> made a reboot, and logged in, and it was a Gnome, obviously. And the
> interesting point is, here iBus was working and I added a Bangla
> Probhat keyboard in iBus and on a Gedit window I typed Bangla at ease.
> Now I made 'yum -y update' and did a reboot, and still iBus Bangla
> Probhat was working.
> Now I installed the group XFCE and rebooted and logged in into Xfce,
> and iBus did not work, the usual problem, as reported in the bug your
> OP quoted.
> Now I installed yumex and got into yumex. Searched for the string
> 'imsetting' and saw that a package named 'imsetting' was installed,
> and as expected, another package named 'imsetting-xfce' was there but
> it was not installed, as you predicted, which now I did and it worked.
> So, there was a default 'imsetting' that was being used by Gnome. So,
> it does not matter, if Gnome did not have its own imsetting package.
> It was using the system-wide default. And not that any package
> selected by mine did make it happen. It happened by default.
> And Xfce, even when the system-wide 'imsetting' is installed and
> working and the group 'XFCE' is called for install, is not installing
> its own version of imsetting. A working system is rendered unworkable
> (by 'work' in terms of iBus) by adding Xfce. Do you think it is an
> expected behavior of 'groupinstall XFCE'?
> What the whole OS is doing on its system default, is getting broken by
> installing XFCE, a part added to the whole. Do you consider it as a
> bug?

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