[Debconf-devel] Bug#496631: debconf-i18n: does not have "en" locale, breaking LANGUAGE=en:something

Alexandra N. Kossovsky sasha at oktetlabs.ru
Tue Aug 26 09:38:17 UTC 2008

Package: debconf-i18n
Version: 1.5.22
Severity: normal
Tags: l10n

Hi, and thank you for the nice job.

I use LANGUAGE=en_GB:en:en_US:ru, i.e. I prefer to get messages in
English, with Russian as last resort.  However, it does not work with
bash# LANGUAGE=en_GB:en:en_US:ru dpkg-reconfigure -freadline debconf
Configuring debconf

Пакеты, использующие debconf, обладают единым интерфейсом настройки. Вы можете 
выбрать наиболее подходящий.

(i.e. I see Russian interface instead of English one).
As far as I understand, the problem is that debconf-i18n does not
provide /usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/debconf.mo, so that debconf
thinks that it is unable to provide English interface.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (50, 'experimental'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages debconf-i18n depends on:
ii  debconf                       1.5.22     Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-4     Using libc functions for internati
ii  libtext-charwidth-perl        0.04-5+b1  get display widths of characters o
ii  libtext-iconv-perl            1.7-1+b1   converts between character sets in
ii  libtext-wrapi18n-perl         0.06-6     internationalized substitute of Te

debconf-i18n recommends no packages.

debconf-i18n suggests no packages.

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Alexandra N. Kossovsky
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