Bug#379526: papersize is a4 for US install - should be letter
Sorry! I don't know which package creates the "/etc/papersize" file,
so I'm submitting this as "Package: installation-reports".
During the install process, I selected the "C" locale early on.
Later, when asked, I indicated I have a US-English keyboard. I also
specified US-EastCoast timezone, and in general did everything I
could to indicate my location in the USA. However, when the
installation was complete, I noticed that the file /etc/papersize had
"a4" in it (the hard way -- by printing a long document on letter-
Though I can understand that the "C" locale gives no clues as to
where in the world I'm located, nevertheless, given my choice of
keyboard, etc, I would have thought that "letter" would be more
likely to be appropriate (as it is in my particular case).
Whatever part of the install process sets /etc/papersize needs to
1) Be sensitive to things like keyboard type, time-zone and other
hints as to geographical location
2) (at least at medium priority) explicitly ask the user which paper
size they prefer. This should also be pre-seed-able, to avoid asking
the question a dozen times of an overworked sysadmin who finds
herself installing a dozen machines at once.