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Re: (Not so fresh) News about locales

Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org> wrote:

> 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.

Thank you, indeed I thought that localeconfig was wrong, but I wasn't
sure.  I've written an e-mail to mia@qa.debian.org about the progeny

Anyway, my other question is not answered:  Which packages does handle
/etc/environment?  There must be one that creates it upon installations.

Regards, Frank

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

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