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Bug#183685: locales let you choose the locales you want to be generated but doesn't generate them

Package: locales
Version: 2.2.5-14.3
Severity: normal


I configured the locales i wanted when setting up the package
(Setting up locales (2.2.5-14.3) ...) but nothing was generated
and i needed to do a dpkg-reconfigure locales
to get it done...


here is the transcript

Setting up locales (2.2.5-14.3) ...
Generating locales...
Generation complete.

beelzebub:~# cat /etc/local
locale.alias  locale.gen    localtime     
beelzebub:~# cat /etc/locale.gen 
# This file lists locales that you wish to have built. You can find a list
# of valid supported locales at /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED. Other
# combinations are possible, but may not be well tested. If you change
# this file, you need to rerun locale-gen.
# NOTE!!! If you change this file by hand, and want to continue
# maintaining manually, remove the above line. Otherwise, use the command
# "dpkg-reconfigure locales" to manipulate this file. You can manually
# change this file without affecting the use of debconf, however, since it
# does read in your changes.

beelzebub:~# dpkg-reconfigure locales
Generating locales...
  en_US.ISO-8859-1... done
  en_US.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux beelzebub 2.2.20-idepci #1 Sat Apr 20 12:45:19 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages locales depends on:
ii  debconf                       1.2.21     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6 [glibc-2.2.5-14.3]      2.2.5-14.3 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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