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Re: Dictionaries-common prompts users FIVE times during a default French desktop install

On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 04:00:54PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> In the case where the country does not help to make a decision, it would 
> be nice to also try to use the country part of the locale, which at that 
> time is available in (/target)/etc/default/locale:
>    LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
> Is that feasible as a wishlist request?

I have just uploaded a new version that will look at the LANG envvar first
if /etc/default/locale is present. I have focused my testings in making sure
the logic works, but did not check the actual d-i code, although I suppose
LANG is set to the desired value as well as written to
(/target)/etc/default/locale. No alias substitution is attempted.
> What still confuses me is why I no longer see the questions being asked. I 
> _know_ that I would get them a lot and that I would first be asked only 
> en_GB and after that en_GB+en_US for ispell.

I do not think this is applicable to current d-i, but when testing upgrades
from woody, I once installed the new dict-common compliant packages in a
chroot with a bootstrapped woody system with no previous ispell/wordlist
stuff there, and I was prompted for each new installed dict/wordlist. But
for this bootstrapped woody system the reason was that apt-utils was not
included in the initial stuff, so preconfiguration was not possible. 

However, when I tried a d-i installation, things worked for me, so I do not
expect that to be the reason.


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