Re: cdebconf always falling back to English?
> Ok I had boot parameters in mind, but maybe you are thinking about
> pre-existing answers in debconf databases.
I was thinking about adding LANGUAGE=en to /sbin/debian-installer.
> Well cdebconf should certainly have some '#ifdef DEBIAN_INSTALLER'
> because there are always special cases. Here is a patch against
> template.c (not tested), but finding a better solution might be a
> good idea.
I got a better idea. Why not have cdebconf change language when the
debconf/language value is set. This way I can set it at the start of
languagechooser, and get the display I want.
We need to update main-menu as well, to get it to stop sending
SIGUSR1. But it is no rush, because I let it ignore the signal for
The patch is untested. Do you think it will work? I tried to get rid
of the environment variable completely, but the 'questions' variable
is not available in template.c, and I do not know how to get a debconf
value without it.
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/debian-installer/tools/cdebconf/src/commands.c,v
retrieving revision 1.42
diff -u -3 -p -u -r1.42 commands.c
--- commands.c 26 Mar 2003 14:05:40 -0000 1.42
+++ commands.c 6 Apr 2003 22:01:01 -0000
@@ -239,8 +239,12 @@ int command_set(struct confmodule *mod,
if (mod->questions->methods.set(mod->questions, q) != 0)
snprintf(out, outsize, "%u value set",
+ if (0 == strcmp("debconf/language", argv))
+ setenv("LANGUAGE", buf, 1);
snprintf(out, outsize, "%u cannot set value",
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/debian-installer/tools/cdebconf/src/debconf.c,v
retrieving revision 1.21
diff -u -3 -p -u -r1.21 debconf.c
--- debconf.c 21 Dec 2002 22:06:14 -0000 1.21
+++ debconf.c 6 Apr 2003 22:01:01 -0000
@@ -57,12 +57,7 @@ void sighandler(int sig)
if (sig == SIGUSR1)
- if (questions != NULL)
- q = questions->methods.get(questions, "debconf/language");
- if (q != NULL)
- setenv("LANGUAGE", question_getvalue(q, NULL), 1);
+ /* This used to force language update. Obsolete now */