"dpkg-reconfigure locales" does not work properly

Bug #48573 reported by ub13 on 2006-06-05
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
belocs-locales-bin (Ubuntu)
eglibc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

"sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales" just generates the locales.
There is no way to select the packages and no way to select the default locale on screen two as it was before.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

The change in Dapper is intentional. The command line method is to no longer use ``dpkg-reconfigure locales'' but to pass a list of the first-column entries in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED to ``locale-gen''. The System> Administration> Language Support tool in GNOME invokes locale-gen.

Perhaps what the submitter seeks is documentation regarding this change.

ub13 (ub13) wrote :

Intentional? Why do you change a simple thing?

1. "/usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED" gives a total of 416 lines
2. "dpkg-reconfigure locales" generates 20 locales - same as simple using "locale-gen"
3. I don't use Gnome, but KDE
4. Yes I do need documentation about how to select locales and to select the default locale.

Anders Aagaard (aagaande) wrote :

some actually use ubuntu as a server/headless, which means we cant run the language support tool at all.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

yes, I agree, this was an unfortunate change. I have found a way to deal with it, even straight from the command line: http://blog.leggewie.org/?p=30

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2009-01-09
Changed in belocs-locales-bin:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) on 2011-07-21
Changed in eglibc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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