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Re: More support European users in Debian

On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Fabrizio Polacco wrote:

> When should this choose be done? At installation time, from the base,
> like the actual choose of the keyboard and of the timezone?

The setting is done via the package "wg15-locale". Without this package,
you get _tons_ of error-messages about missing locale definitions.

> Then what? You would like to use this value to derive all other settings
> like locale values.

Derive good guesses but let the user confirm. You are right, the keyboard
and the timezone can't be derived from the LANG-variable reliable.
The keyboard is a matter of hardware, the timezone can be different in big
countries (although there is one locale for that country).

> Should this value also be used by the installation scripts of some
> packages or even to force the installation of some package like manpages
> or else?

Would an automatic recommandation be ok?


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