Unfortunately, an RPM produced for redhat-4.x installed on redhat-5.2 which was supposed to operated correctly, was producing all kinds of strange result. For one, Linuxconf was stopping to update passwd files completely.
Now this is fixed. And Linuxconf spits one notice message to tell you that you have the improper version. But installing the wrong RPM should be armless ... now. way
make LANG=id syncmsg
The first time, it creates the dictionary file for the language ID. The next time, it will update the file with the changes.