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jeanrhum

locale config issue (stretch)

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Hi,

 

After 2 tests with recent images (5.77) with debian stretch for s912 (balbes ilmages) and dev image for pineh64, I get the same issue when configuring locales. I selected fr_FR.UTF-8 in armbian-config and I also ran manually dpkg-reconfigure locales and locale-gen, but I ended each time to default locales settings (ANSI_X3.4-1968). Only the LANG variable is set to fr_FR.UTF-8 and all LC_XXX variables are set to C.

To solve this issue, I have modified manually the /etc/environment to set LC_ALL=fr_FR.UTF-8.

 

Does anybody else have this issue and is it specific to debian? With a 5.75 stretch image the locale configuration worked well.

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We didn't change anything regarding this so it is possible that problems came from upstream. I also noticed some locales issues but haven't got into it yet.

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This problem is still present in version 5.83 of Armbian.

I actually see the presence of the line

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LC_ALL=C

in /etc/environment

This is not normal, this line should not be there.

see in the debian Wiki :

  Warning!

  Using LC_ALL is strongly discouraged as it overrides everything. Please use it only when testing and never set it in a startup file.

The good solution is to remove this line of /etc/environment

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2 hours ago, epsilonrt said:

This problem is still present in version 5.83 of Armbian.

5.83 is not a recent Armbian.
You didn't give any details of what board you're using. If possible use a recent image.

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this line is present in /etc/environment, with the subsequent problems (impossible to type éèçà°µù§ on a French keyboard) in

Armbian_5.91_Rock64_Debian_buster_default_4.4.184.img

wich says, when it starts :

Welcome to Debian Buster with Armbian Linux 4.4.182-rockchip64

I use it on a pine4 Rock64 card.

Thanks a lot, @epsilonrt, you solved my problem. I was working on it for hours.

 

is it good to file an issue on Github, Igor ?

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