[Grml] switching to german language
mika at grml.org
Mon Oct 13 18:48:43 CEST 2008
* Dietmar Segbert <didi.segbert at arcor.de> [20081011 18:09]:
> i need your help. I want to switch to german messages, but i become only
> english meassages.
> I have change the keyboard and language with the grml-setlang script and
> the boot option lang=de. I have the german keyboard layout for use, but no
> german messages.
First of all: please *always* mention which grml version you are
talking about. Are we talking about grml 1.1? In live mode or as
And which locales do you mean? Do you mean something like:
% LC_ALL=de_DE ls asd
ls: Zugriff auf asd nicht möglich: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
? If so, you need /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/coreutils.mo when
we are talking about coreutils (bringing commands like 'ls').
> In the locale.nopurge file i have added the lines "de_DE*" and "de" and
> done some aptitude safe-upgrade.
Well, /etc/locale.nopurge is relevant for localepurge which is
executed during package installations and grml doesn't provide any
locales inside /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES when shipping (due
to space reasons¹).
Though this doesn't affect locales for example like of the editor
Vim, which has it's stuff residing inside
/usr/share/vim/vim*/lang/de/LC_MESSAGES/vim.mo - so if you start vim
you might see german locales, right?
AFAIK you can either just wait for package updates when localepurge
is being re-executed and due to your settings for 'de' in
/etc/locale.nopurge the newly installed files won't be ripped of any
further - or as an alterantive you reinstall all the already
installed packages on your system.
¹ Though we should check out how much space we really win nowadays
ripping of /usr/share/locale/de.
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