Bug#559795: debian-installer: The purpose of choosing a country is unclear
On Monday 07 December 2009, Florian Zumbiehl wrote:
> After having selected a language for the installer, the installer asks
> for "a country", but doesn't say anything about the effects this choice
This has recently been improved in the version of the installer for
Squeeze. Would you care to try a daily built image  and comment on the
It is also documented in the installation guide  of course.
> In the case of language variants, it's somewhat obvious what it could be
> good for. But after all, (a) it doesn't ask for a language variant, it
> asks for a country and (b) it wouldn't make much sense to ask for a
> "desired country" after I said that I didn't want any localization at
> all if it were for the selection of language variants only.
The reasons for choosing a country are:
- used to select correct time zone
- determines the default country for mirror selection later
- helps in selecting language variants (locales)