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Old 08-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
fazorboy
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How to change system locale without reboot


Hi all, I have searched this on google but got nothing appropriate.
is there a way to change system locale without rebooting system?

our requirement is we need to change locale and our web server(jetty) and other system processes should pick up new changed locale without reboot.

when i searched every where they talk about rebooting system.

i tried changing
/etc/sysconfig/i18n, /root/bash_profile, export LANG but all need system reboot if we want every process to pick up new changed locale. or am i missing something here? please advice.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Hi all, I have searched this on google but got nothing appropriate.
is there a way to change system locale without rebooting system?

our requirement is we need to change locale and our web server(jetty) and other system processes should pick up new changed locale without reboot.

when i searched every where they talk about rebooting system.

i tried changing
/etc/sysconfig/i18n, /root/bash_profile, export LANG but all need system reboot if we want every process to pick up new changed locale. or am i missing something here? please advice.
Hi fazorboy,

I don't think you can change the locale in a hot-plug fashion. This would require every shell and every process to constantly watch your system-wide settings and to reevaluate them upon change. Programs that depend on the locale simply aren't written that way.

What's the use case behind that, anyway? Why do you need to change the locale for a webserver in an ad-hoc way?

Regards
dmdeb
 
Old 08-03-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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thanks

thanks for reply, here use case is that user should be able to change locale of our application which intern should change locale over system, i am ready to start each process which are dependent on this change. as customer will not have access to system shell( they cant reboot system, as its a appliance kind of black box) we wanted a way to make this change affect without system reboot.

i read that if you restart init then this may happen, i have no idea whats that mean.
 
  


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