[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#735251: my two cents

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Sun Jul 19 12:09:29 UTC 2015


I think I hit this bug too: I don't have anything (uncommented) in
/etc/default/locale, but after installing lightdm I ended up with a ~/.dmrc
that says:


Oddly enough, I didn't actually notice this because lightdm was in English.

Once I logged in, I clicked on XFCE's menus and found them to be in German,
which I never actually wanted.

The cause seems to be:

% grep '^[^#]' /etc/locale.gen
de_DE ISO-8859-1                          
de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
de_DE at euro ISO-8859-15
en_US ISO-8859-1
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
fr_FR ISO-8859-1
fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8
hr_HR ISO-8859-2
hr_HR.UTF-8 UTF-8
nb_NO ISO-8859-1
nb_NO.UTF-8 UTF-8

I don't think the order of this file - which seems to be alphabetically
sorted by default - should override the standard implicit default of POSIX,
that is, English.

In fact if the program itself is running with POSIX, and there's no other
indicator, it should make the user default POSIX as well.

This kind of guesswork doesn't seem to be a safe choice at all.


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