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Old 03-04-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Add extra locale AFTER LFS is built

Ok having built LFS I have a problem ( my own fault) in section 6.9.1 of book 6.7 Locales I only installed the set of Locales shown
localedef -i cs_CZ -f UTF-8 cs_CZ.UTF-8
localedef -i de_DE -f ISO-8859-1 de_DE
localedef -i de_DE@euro -f ISO-8859-15 de_DE@euro
localedef -i de_DE -f UTF-8 de_DE.UTF-8
localedef -i en_HK -f ISO-8859-1 en_HK
localedef -i en_PH -f ISO-8859-1 en_PH
localedef -i en_US -f ISO-8859-1 en_US
localedef -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
localedef -i es_MX -f ISO-8859-1 es_MX
localedef -i fa_IR -f UTF-8 fa_IR
localedef -i fr_FR -f ISO-8859-1 fr_FR
localedef -i fr_FR@euro -f ISO-8859-15 fr_FR@euro
localedef -i fr_FR -f UTF-8 fr_FR.UTF-8
localedef -i it_IT -f ISO-8859-1 it_IT
localedef -i ja_JP -f EUC-JP ja_JP
localedef -i tr_TR -f UTF-8 tr_TR.UTF-8
localedef -i zh_CN -f GB18030 zh_CN.GB18030
I would like to install en_GB/ISO-8859-1 \
Is this possible?
This is located in glibc/sources/glibc-2.12.1/localdata/SUPPORTED
I extacted the glibc to my other laptop.
I have googled but I dont get anything on installing new locales, I did think of loading disc and go back and just do the install of all locales as per book,
Or use the command
localedef -i en_GB -f ISO-8859-1 en_GB
from usr/bin/locale
I can copy the glibc folder to LFS but cant find the commands to write
to install the extra locale.
I know now I should of installed ALL locales but I didn't think I would make it to the finished build
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Adding extra locales after finishing LFS should not be a problem.

Executing the localedef -i en_GB -f ISO-8859-1 en_GB command as root should add the following 2 entries to the output of locale -a:


Nothing else needs to be done to add en_GB (although you might want to change /etc/sysconfig/console and/or /etc/profile to use them). The chosen locale must exist in /usr/share/locale (en_GB does).

Hope this helps.


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