# virtualbox 5 fail on fedora 24, empty file /etc/profile.d/lang.sh

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I solved the proximate problem (VB would not install) myself but the bug looks to be in Fedora (or I did my install incorrectly)

I had to comment line 69 in this file; (i typed that wrong earlier as line 64)

/etc/init.d/functions


for this part of the virtualbox setup to work properly

/usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup


what belongs in that commented file (IOW how to properly populate it?) it's empty on my system

/etc/profile.d/lang.sh


I don't know if this next program's failure is because that file's empty or the file's empty because this program's failing (running as root)

$system-config-language Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/system-config-language/language_gui.py", line 349, in do_activate win = ChildWindow(self) File "/usr/share/system-config-language/language_gui.py", line 61, in __init__ self.fill_store() File "/usr/share/system-config-language/language_gui.py", line 126, in fill_store lines = self.lang_backend.read_table() File "/usr/share/system-config-language/language_backend.py", line 94, in read_table lines = fd.readlines() File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/encodings/ascii.py", line 26, in decode return codecs.ascii_decode(input, self.errors)[0] UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 1513: ordinal not in range(128)  edit retag close merge delete ## Comments That file shouldn't be empty. What is the output of the following commands? rpm -q system-config-languagerpm -qV system-config-languagerpm -qV initscripts ( 2016-06-24 02:13:02 -0500 )edit$rpm -q system-config-language

system-config-language-3.3.0-3.fc24.noarch


$rpm -qV system-config-language <BLANK> $rpm -qV initscripts

missing     /etc/profile.d/256term.csh
missing     /etc/profile.d/256term.sh
missing     /etc/profile.d/lang.csh
missing     /etc/profile.d/lang.sh
S.5....T.    /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

( 2016-06-24 10:47:38 -0500 )edit

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This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >750 is welcome to improve it.

I discovered my mistake - there seems to have been a point where I moved files from that folder.

I must have made a typing error or I was doing the right thing but mistakenly in the wrong directory

I'll mark this as closed, thanks for reading

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