Bug#210301: locales 2.3.2-6 won't configure
Steve Doerr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> locales in the unstable distro won't seem to configure for me, but the
> error doesn't offer anything as to what it's failing on. I tried to
> move locale.gen out of the way, but it doesn't make a difference.
I had a similar problem with 2.3.2-7 and tracked it down to
a recent change in /usr/sbin/locale-gen
The 'unset POSIXLY_CORRECT' statement generates an error if
POSIXLY_CORRECT is not defined and then the script exits
immediately (it exits because set -e is in effect).
The end result is that 'dpkg --configure locales' fails.
Try to edit this script, remove the set -e statement, rerun the configure
part and see how it goes (that did it for me).
The correct fix would probably be to unset the variable only if it's