Bug 54585 - UI_LANGS has no effect on update
Summary: UI_LANGS has no effect on update
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Win-Installer-MAB Installer-Windows
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Reported: 2012-09-06 08:56 UTC by Andras Timar
Modified: 2022-10-17 03:30 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Andras Timar 2012-09-06 08:56:48 UTC
Follow-up from bug 50509.

UI_LANGS works fine if there is no LO installation present on a computer. But,
if there is an installation already, UI_LANGS doesn't change UI languages. This
is a problem because if we have an installation that has all UI languages and
want just to remove them, we can't do it by reinstallation. Dictionaries on the
other hand can be modified.
Can you please comment or change this behavior? 

PS. If it doesn't seems probable, that's what happened to us. Software
management installed LO 3.6.0 as an upgrade to our 3.5.4, with all UI languages
which made LO very slow. It was not on the list of managed programs at all, but
how it happened is a different issue. New installation of LO 3.6.1 over that
couldn't solve the problem.
Comment 1 Timur 2012-09-06 11:50:15 UTC
Using IS<lcid> properties, it's also not possible to change UI languages with LO 356.
Comment 2 Timur 2013-02-26 09:20:43 UTC
There is a workaround: just use REMOVE and than list all unneeded UIs (although it's somewhat cumbersome).
Andras, this is still UNCONFIRMED. Can you please set to NEW?
Comment 3 retired 2014-08-11 08:39:03 UTC
This is very old. Just a ping if there is any news / improvement already?

Does change anything for the better? Setting to NEEDINFO. Please back to NEW after the bug has been updated.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:47:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:21:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2017-10-15 03:17:14 UTC
Closed in error, still an issue.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-16 02:50:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-10-16 04:27:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2022-10-17 03:30:13 UTC
Dear Andras Timar,

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