Can someone tell me why when I log in as root and start Yast it looks fine
but when I log in as a user then start Yast and enter the root password Yast
has some text in a squiggly ( Arabic perhaps ) font.
You mean the text for things like software management, hardware, etc. is
actually not readable at all? I’ve never noticed that, but I would look
at your locale settings as your non-root user. Also, how specifically
(show commands with the code (#) tag button in the web UI) are you
becoming root? I have never noticed Yast magically prompt for a root
password, so I assume you are using sudo. If so, try ‘sudo -i’ first, or
SSH in as root, or use ‘su -’, and see if those have the same issue.
Otherwise, locale stuff should show from the following command (executed
both as non-root and as ‘root’ to see differences.
env | grep LC
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Well, when you start YaST from the menu of a desktop session (GUI, e.g. KDE or Gnome), it does open a window to ask for the root password to begin with. That has been so for ages. I do not know if you would ask this magic, bit it is simply programmed as such.
I just had a look, and the package in 15.0 is indeed broken as well. Should be fixed with the next update there too (changes have to be in Tumbleweed first, so it takes a while to propagate them to Leap 15)
But note that apparently only en_GB is affected.
The current (fixed) version in Tumbleweed is 84.87.20180308.779a35a-1.1.
Yours must come from some additional repo… (x11:common:Factory, I guess )
different rpm is needed for 32bit os’s
As I already wrote, this is a noarch package.
I.e. there is only one package for 32bit and 64bit.