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Old 10-30-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
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Distribution: Knoppix 3.3 (Debian sarge/sid)
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Locales, errors everywhere on Knoppix 3.3

Hi everybody,

I'm getting big errors with locales since I installed 1.1.0. I installed it in spanish because the old one (1.0.3) was in english and I couldn't make letters with acute like á. When I installed it, I couldn't type acuted letters so I checked FAQ's HOWTO's and forums everywhere and I tried everything but I keep with the problem and now I have errors when I install packages:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = "es",
LANG = "C"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C")
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

I understood that somethings were involved: /etc/profile, /usr/shared/locale/* and /etc/sysconfig/l18n -- nevertheless I don't understand anything about what they do and how they work; they seem to be interconnected and that really freaks me out.

PS: Other menus and interfases (using KDE) are in spanish and I can type acuted letters in other applications.

Thank you very much.
Old 10-31-2003, 08:03 AM   #2
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Try dpkg-reconfigure locales and select the locales you want, then set the default (using LC_CTYPE and LANG) in /etc/profile.



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