raring iso beta2 - incomplete language support

Nicholas Skaggs nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com
Tue Apr 23 16:32:46 UTC 2013

On 04/22/2013 08:35 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 06:03:38PM -0400, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
>> Excellent, thanks Vasudevan.
>> So open question to the release team -- should these two packages be
>> on the iso?
>> hyphen-en-us
>> thunderbird-locale-en
>> (I reckon for all default languages they are missing as well).
>> I checked the filesystem manifest for the latest raring iso and
>> indeed these are missing. And we prompt then upon login to install
>> them if you do a non-network english install. My guess is for our
>> supported languages we should include these packages. Thoughts?
> It's expected/intended that these packages are not included on the ISO.
> The first time the machine is connected to the network, you're offered the
> option to install them; but they're optional packages, and including them on
> the CD would mean a trade-off between never prompting to install extra
> packages for language support, and fitting more languages on the image.  I
> think making the image useful to users of more languages when no network is
> available at all is worthwhile.
> BTW, when you say "prompt upon login if you do a non-network install", you
> mean that you're prompted if you did a non-network install and then
> connected to the network post-install, correct?  Obviously if you have no
> network, we shouldn't prompt you to install packages you'll be unable to
> download.
Steve, thank you for the response. Great, so what we're seeing is 
as-expected and working properly. And yes, I meant doing a non-network 
install, and then after installation configure a network.

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