[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#853126: non-UTF8 install of Debian displays empty menu titled "[language_code]"

Philipp Kern pkern at debian.org
Sun Jan 29 23:23:12 UTC 2017

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.18.3-1
Severity: normal

I just did a fresh install of Debian with desktop environment Cinnamon
selected in tasksel. That pulled in lightdm as the default display
manager. After reboot I was then greeted with the attached screenshot,
featuring a language menu that's empty (if I click on it, I don't get
any entries) titled [language_code]. That seems somewhat broken.

Apparently from my preseeded installation (locale=en_US on d-i's command
line) I got a single locale generated in /etc/locale.gen: en_US
ISO-8859-1. (Which seems to be unfortunate in itself, it should likely
default to UTF-8 instead.) And indeed, when I add en_US.UTF-8 to
/etc/locale.gen, run locale-gen, and restart lightdm I ended up with a
functional language menu (screenshot attached as well).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                                3.115
ii  dbus                                   1.10.14-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                  1.5.59
ii  libaudit1                              1:2.6.7-1
ii  libc6                                  2.24-8
ii  libgcrypt20                            1.7.5-3
ii  libglib2.0-0                           2.50.2-2
ii  libpam-systemd                         232-14
ii  libpam0g                               1.1.8-3.5
ii  libxcb1                                1.12-1
ii  libxdmcp6                              1:1.1.2-1.1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter [lightdm-greeter]  2.0.2-1

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+18

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
ii  accountsservice  0.6.43-1
ii  upower           0.99.4-4

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm
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