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Bug#361048: locales: locale settings lost after upgrade

Package: locales
Version: 2.3.6-5
Severity: normal

When upgrading to version 2.3.6-5, the locale settings were moved from
/etc/environment to /etc/default/locale.  Since I had LANG=de_DE in
/etc/environment, but not set it in my ~/.bash{_profile,rc} scripts, I
found that my window manager and other programs suddenly started
started speaking English rather than German.  Is /etc/default/locale
actually read by any programs (other than the new update-locale command)?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.4.32
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages locales depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.72     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6 [glibc-2.3.6-2]         2.3.6-5    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

locales recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
* locales/default_environment_locale: de_DE
* locales/locales_to_be_generated: de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15, de_DE ISO-8859-1, de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8, de_DE.UTF-8@euro UTF-8

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