[arch-announce] initscripts update - manual intervention required

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Tom Gundersen announce at archlinux.org
Sat Oct 22 06:01:10 EDT 2011

Tom Gundersen wrote:

TL;DR: Please manually delete `/etc/profile.d/locale.sh` before updating. If `.
/etc/rc.conf` fails in your login shell, please read the full announcement.

Changes to locale handling:

`/etc/profile.d/locale.sh` is now a static file that sources the correct config
files in order to set your locale, rather than being generated at boot. The
benefit of this is one less write to `/etc`, and it allows changes to the locale
to take effect without rebooting (just relogin).

We add support for `/etc/locale.conf`. The settings in this file takes
precedence over `/etc/rc.conf`, and those who use shells that cannot source
`/etc/rc.conf` are required to move to this new format. `/etc/locale.conf`
contains a new-line separated list of variable assignments. The variables we
support are `LANG` as well as the `LC_*` variables (with the exception of
`LC_ALL`). The format is shared with [systemd][1].

   [1]: http://0pointer.de/public/systemd-man/locale.conf.html

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/initscripts-update-manual-intervention-required/

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