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Bug#209279: base-config: looking ugly after a d-i install

Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:47:25PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > > So I'm not sure if it should be reassigned, or just closed.  The
> > > problem is hidden with the two fixes, and the last real is probably
> > > already reported against slang.  The behaviour of the locales package
> > > is not obviously a bug, so I am reluctant to report it.
> > 
> > I belive this is a bug. I can't think of a good reason to set LANG=C in
> > /etc/environment.
> The locales/default_environment_locale question asks whether a locale
> should be the default for the whole system.  If answer is None,
> /etc/environment is untouched, otherwise LANG=$locale is added into
> this file.  Are there suggestions to make it better?

It makes sense for locales other than C, but not for C. Maybe C should
not be included in the list. Then if only the C locale is selected, the
question will not be displayed, and "None" will go through to the
postinst which will not modify /etc/environment.

(As an aside, locales also adds a blank line at the top of
/etc/environment before the LANG line if that file is empty. And if I
select a default locale from the list, then reconfigure it again and
choose None, it does not remove my old selection from /etc/environment.)

see shy jo

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