Okay, if nobody objects I will start implementing support for it in boot-floppies (dbootstrap). #include <hallo.h> Eduard Bloch wrote on Mon Sep 03, 2001 um 09:49:37AM: > #include <hallo.h> > Michael Bramer wrote on Mon Sep 03, 2001 um 09:25:04AM: > > > maybe you don't use it, but a lot of user don't speak english or can't > > understand it. We must support locales and if a user can't speak > > english he pay this price. > > > > I had another idea: integrate it into boot floppies (*) so the user has > never have to face English. How? > > - before the initial debootstrap run, the user gets a question from > dbootstrap: "Would you like to install support for languages other > than English (default)? This would eat up about 9MB disk space." > > - debootstrap will be patched to accept an argument like > --install-locales, then it would install locales > > - When the work is done, dbootstrap would ask "Would you like to keep > the current language during the rest of Debian installation? This > would require the preparation of locales support and need some > additional disk space" > > - If "yes", the current localisation data could be written to a special > file and used in baseconfig when it is running the first time. > - Edit the /target/etc/locale.def file and enable the locale. > - Run "chroot /target /usr/sbin/locale-gen" to generate the files. > > Later, while doing other baseconfig jobs, it could also re-ask what you > suggested: > > > Make a debconf question in base-config or in the locale package and > > ask the user > > - install all locales > > - install the locales from the list > > ... > > and write a nice /etc/loacle.gen and run locale-gen in the postinst. > > And probably also: > > "Would you like to change the localisation scheme completely to /foobar/? This would change the messages in your programs, the prefered charset, time/date formats and other stuff." > > - Yes > - No > - All users but not root > > If NO, it could ask for LC_CTYPE since it is often needed even if a > person does not like localized messages. > > "Would you like to use localise'd charset (LC_CTYPE)? This is needed to enter > special charakters." > > - Yes > - No > - All users but not root > > Gruss/Regards, > Eduard. > > PS: (*) I don't know if anyone would complain about additional size of > dbootstrap when the mentioned code is added to it. -- Hi! Ich bin der beruechtigte .signature-Virus. Mach mit und kopier mich in deine .signature!
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