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Re: Live CD for multiple locales

On Montag 22 Dezember 2008, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Sebastian Hilbert wrote:
> > 1.) ideally have the user select the locale to boot up. E.g. let the user
> > choose at boot time or once Debian-Live has booted into a Windowmanager.
> this is how it works atm. the locale you pass through kernel parameter
> at boot prompt (see manpage of live-initramfs for exact syntax)
> initiates the generation of the correct locales, and, if you use gdm or
> kdm, the desktop environment will start localized as well (given that,
> the appropriate i18n-foo is installed, which is not necessary for gnome
> but e.g. kde has it seperately in kde-i18n-foo).

Thanks for the quick reply. I will try to learn what the above means now.

> if you have multiple entries in your syslinux configuration, the user
> can just select between those doesn't have to worry about messing with
> the prompt.
> > 2.) Install (regardless of how to use it) a defined set of locales during
> > the build stage. In our case that would be French, Spanisch, German,
> > English along with the keyboard layouts.
> keyboard are handled similar as locales, except that they don't need to
> be generated, just switched.
> if you want multiple pre-generated locales in the image, regardless what
> you select at boot prompt, you can just preseed the locale package
> accordingly and put the preseeding file into config/chroot_local-preseed/
I will have to read up on what preseeding is but I guess I will figure it out.
BTW. is there any reason why ssh is not a default package for the xfce list ?

Sebastian Hilbert 
Leipzig / Germany
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