login screen not translated from English when doing no network Non-english install

Bug #2016987 reported by Tim Andersson
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm3 (Ubuntu)
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing a non-english version of ubuntu with no network results in the login screen displaying words like 'password' in english, and the error message when inputting wrong password in english, and the 'users' button also in english. The clock however, is in the desired language, as is everything after logging in.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 23.04
Package: ubuntu-desktop-installer (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 6.2.0-20.20-generic 6.2.6
Uname: Linux 6.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.26.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 19 11:44:12 2023
InstallationDate: Installed on 2023-04-19 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 23.04 "Lunar Lobster" - Release amd64 (20230418)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-desktop-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Tim Andersson (andersson123) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
tags: added: cuqa-manual-testing
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

It's worth noting that this was an installation where network was not available.

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J-P Nurmi (jpnurmi) wrote :

I was able to reproduce the issue when installing offline. I noticed that even the "Desktop", "Pictures" etc. directories were in English.

An online installation worked correctly, though. The login screen and the directories were all in Swedish.

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J-P Nurmi (jpnurmi) wrote :

We compared the list of packages installed during a minimal Swedish offline vs. online installation. The following packages were only installed when online:

- gnome-user-docs-sv
- language-pack-gnome-sv
- language-pack-gnome-sv-base
- language-pack-sv
- language-pack-sv-base
- wswedish

affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → gdm3 (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gdm3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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