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Re: How many people need locales?

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 12:03:19PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> The bug basically says "/etc/locale.gen should not be a conffile
> because most people will need to modify it" but Ben does not agree
> that people using locales is "most people".

Recent copies (unless it was changed back to big file edition) are
blank, and add the list of locales to /usr/share/doc/locales/SUPPORTED.gz.
So people will very rarely get prompted for changes. Then, what's the problem?
I don't want to have to go through a debconf interface to try and configure
my locale.gen file; heck, SUPPORTED doesn't even include half my locales
(mainly UTF-8). How does making it a conffile hurt things again?

(locale.gen attached as an extreme example that needs to be supported.)

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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# This file lists locales that you wish to have built. You can find a list
# of valid supported locales at /usr/share/doc/locales/SUPPORTED.gz. Other
# combinations are possible, but may not be well tested. If you change
# this file, you need to rerun locale-gen.

ar_EG.UTF-8  UTF-8
de_DE        ISO-8859-1
de_DE.UTF-8  UTF-8
el_GR.UTF-8  UTF-8
en_US        ISO-8859-1
en_US.UTF-8  UTF-8
eo_EO        ISO-8859-3
eo_EO.UTF-8  UTF-8
fa_IR.UTF-8  UTF-8
he_IL.UTF-8  UTF-8
hi_IN.UTF-8  UTF-8
is_IS.UTF-8  UTF-8
ja_JP.UTF-8  UTF-8
ko_KR.UTF-8  UTF-8
lt_LT.UTF-8  UTF-8
mt_MT        ISO-8859-3
mt_MT.UTF-8  UTF-8
ru_RU.UTF-8  UTF-8
tr_TR.UTF-8  UTF-8
vi_VN.UTF-8  UTF-8
zh_CN.UTF-8  UTF-8  

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