Dear list, I am fine tuning my Arch box, trying to understand and configuring step
I just realised I didn't take care of all the file.pacnew in /etc, and I
am now taking each one.
Now dealing with *locale.gen.pacnew *I am not sure to fully understand the locale set up. My box is in
English, but I am living in Switzerland, write and read english and french,
and uses a QWERTZU keyborad configured via keyborad layout in XFCE
*[gabx@magnolia etc]$ locale -a C en_US en_US.iso88591 en_US.utf8 POSIX* It seems to me some lignes about French and euro are missing. Am I right?
Looking at the list etc/locale.pacnew, I was thinking adding
these locales : #fr_CH.UTF-8 UTF-8 #fr_CH ISO-8859-1 #fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8 #fr_FR ISO-8859-1 #fr_FR@euro ISO-8859-15 Am I right to add all these locales? I understand I must run *$logal-gen* to add these modifications. What should I do with the locale.gen.pacnew ?? How can I update my system
correctly? I see that all locales are going to */usr/share/
i18n/locales*, and I guess locale.gen.pacnew will modify this list, but I
have no idea how to do that.
TY for help.
Have you uncommented these in /etc/locale.gen, and then did the "$ locale-gen" thing?
If you haven't, I think you should do it. And then merge the .pacnew file with the old one.
My only /etc/locale.gen is shown as a binary, with type "Genesis ROM" in Thunar (XFCE). Seems strange, as I can see it as a text file when using a text editor (maybe the .gen extension is mistaking Thunar).
So I shall edit it and uncomment the following lines :
#fr_CH.UTF-8 UTF-8 #fr_CH ISO-8859-1 #fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8 #fr_FR ISO-8859-1 #fr_FR@euro ISO-8859-15
Then merge with locale.gen.pacnew?
That's fine, but doesn't tell me IF I really need these locales on my system.
Maybe it does, I don't know. Haven't ever used xfce to be able to say anything about something like that.
As for the locales, I think you should only add the first two.