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Re: (Not so fresh) News about locales

Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> locales.postinst has been modified to write locale variables
> into /etc/default/locale instead of /etc/environment; the
> latter file is a PAM configuration file, so modifying it
> was a policy violation.  Most packages have been modified
> accordingly, but if you have trouble with some programs,
> please file bugs against them.  

localeconfig.postinst does write /etc/environment, is this a bug?  

If yes, which package is supposed to handle the file, then?  It isn't
registered with dpkg, no other maintainer script except localeconfig's
handles it, and it isn't in /var/lib/ucf/hashfile, either.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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