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Re: Fwd: Re: Bug#303474: Sarge RC3 Installl report - Graphic card resolution selection and german keymap selection failed

On Σάββατο 09 Απρίλιος 2005 22:49, Christian Perrier wrote:
> I really don't remember why we/I did that, however (comment, always
> comment!). There was certainly a reason for not installing l-c for
> powerpc....of maybe this is something coming from older
> languagechooser versions.

Actually, there was a reason _for_ installing l-c on powerpc to 
provide proper Xkb configuration for chrp powerpc systems which use 
normal PS/2 keyboards instead of Mac keyboards (which was the case 
before. Even with English chosen, it was necessary to install l-c for 
this reason.

Now, as for the reason why l-c is not installed for English in 
general, i think it was because initially l-c depended on perl (and 
not perl-base), and that was a reason against it being included per 
default (perl is quite a big dependency and not everyone needs it).
As for the possible localization of "C/POSIX", well it would do 
nothing for those locale anyway, they're not in its list.
Now, I'm not saying we should do anything right now and change the 
status quo, it's too late for that, I'm just stating the facts. 
Perhaps, with the new localechooser it won't be necessary to have 
this distinction (eg, one might say a user might want to choose 
locale "C" and a German keyboard in X).


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