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Re: (Not so fresh) News about locales

On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 01:12:32PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> 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.

You Cc: Progeny folks, so it looks like you believe that localeconf
is the culprit; maybe the contents of this file can shed some light.
This package is unmaintained for years, and is mostly useless nowadays.
I just filed #378941.


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