Bug#359163: [Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#359163: shadow: Please read /etc/default/locale when logging in

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Mar 27 05:07:20 UTC 2006

Quoting Denis Barbier (barbier at debian.org):
> Package: shadow
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> Hi,
> the locales package currently puts locale variables into
> /etc/environment, but this will change very soon, variables
> will be kept into a dedicated /etc/default/locale file.
> This transition will be handled by the locales package
> (variables have to be moved from one file to another), but
> /etc/pam.d/{su,login} have to be patched too in order to
> read /etc/default/locale.  Here is a patch.  I checked that
> everything works fine when /etc/default/locale does not
> exist.
> Please apply so that we can modify the locales package without
> breaking users' settings.

We will, of course. 

Do you need some timing organization for that to happen?

We are currently waiting for shadow 4.0.15-1 to enter testing before
uploading a new version, which should need about one week, still.

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