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Bug#274289: locales: postinst should not overwrite settings in /etc/environment

* GOTO Masanori [Fri, 01 Oct 2004 11:56:39 +0900]:
> At Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:38:04 +0200,
> Adeodato Sim? wrote:
> >   [setting severity to wishlist as per GOTO Masanori's request. I would
> >   have gone for a much higher one, though.]

> >   problem: locales.postinst overwrites the LANG setting in
> >   /etc/environment in each upgrade, making it impossible to manually
> >   maintain it.

> BTW, why do you want to maintain this file manually?  Is
> dpkg-reconfigure locales insufficient for you?

  until yesterday, I was not aware that the locales package had debconf
  suport for LANG in /etc/environment. now I know, I may consider
  handing the maintenance to debconf, but I filed the bug since I
  suddenly had my hand-maintained file overwritten. which is a bug.

> "None" means "I don't want to set LANG variable to /etc/environment".
> In this case, I think adding "Don't touch /etc/environment" entry is
> appropriate like "Don't touch keymap" in console related package (I
> forgot the actual package name, but I guess you know it).  In
> addition, "None" is vague name - I propose it as "Don't set LANG" and
> so on.

  I agree with that approach.


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