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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
> has.

This has recently been improved in the version of the installer for 
Squeeze. Would you care to try a daily built image [1] and comment on the 
new version?

It is also documented in the installation guide [2] 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)


[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
[2] http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch06s03.html#localechooser

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