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Bug#379526: papersize is a4 for US install - should be letter



On Monday 24 July 2006 07:17, Rick Thomas wrote:
> 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-
> format paper!)

For the Sarge version of the installer this was done by the package 
localization-config (though probably not for en_US as it was disabled for 
en_* locales).

However, because of the integration of base-config into the 1st stage of 
the installation, the old localization-config is no longer usable. A 
rewrite has been delayed because of personal circumstances for the 
maintainer, but it should be available again before Etch release and the 
plan is to also support en_US.

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