[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#700271: postgresql-9.1: non-obvious choice of database locale

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Sun Feb 10 18:35:48 UTC 2013

Package: postgresql-9.1
Version: 9.1.7-1
Severity: wishlist

I am a fairly novice postgresql user, so I was just installing
postgresql-9.1 without any knowledge about database locale and how it
can go wrong. The installation procedure determined that LATIN1 would be
a perfect choice for my system, which lead to a number of problems later

Given the number of issues that arise when using a non-UTF8 locale for
databases I suggest defaulting the locale to UTF8 and ignoring
environment variables used during installation and/or creating a
priority low debconf prompt for this.

Here is a list of problems which seem related.


Feel free to disagree with me. In that case wontfix is your tag.


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