bug 871401: debian-i18n: russian-spanish cant change in display manager

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Thu May 16 18:51:40 BST 2019

Control: severity -1 important
Control: reassign -1 gdm3
Control: retitle -1 gdm3: doesn't offer all languages on the system
Control: found -1 3.14.1-7


On Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:24:17 -0400 PICCORO McKAY Lenz
<mckaygerhard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Package: debian-i18n

I seriously doubt that this is the right (pseudo) package for your
problem. It is probably the reason it didn't get the attention it
deserves. I'll reassign it to gdm3, I hope it is still valuable.

> Severity: grave

You haven't convinced me it is grave, I am lowering the severity for now.

> Tags: l10n
> Justification: causes non-serious data loss

I don't see any data loss.

> Dear Maintainer,
> Install debian in spanish and added optionally russian and english as
> alternate languajes..
> When try to access in GDM3 login screen, only Spanish and english are available
> NOTE: all the es_XX, ru_XX and en_XX locales where are generated correctly
> I Regenerate all the locales again, and remove the stupid gnome-puach dm
> install the lightdm (due now debians only offerts nothing about
> display managers)
> then now russian are available in languaje choices
> but are not saved for specific users as defaul languje
> and if does not choose for fist time, next time are not set correctly
> In resume:
> 1) the stupid GDM3 does not offer russian languaje option if spanish are default

If you want people to look at your problems, please refrain from using
this kind of language. You may need the help of people that care a lot
about the package in question and this isn't going to do your cause any

> 2) lightdm offers russian laguaje option but are not saved for users
> that choose it
> 3) if user forgot to use russian, when logout and choose it, no
> russian are showed
> 4) if spanish are default or english, missing russian entries are in desktop
> 5) only gonmepuach desktop use complete russian translations, Xfce4
> and LXDE does not .
> 6) russian translations appears only when are set by default, and then
> spanish are missing
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 8.5
>   APT prefers oldstable-updates
>   APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-586
> Locale: LANG=es_VE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_VE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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