[arch-projects] [RFC] locale.sh: remove leftovers

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Nov 12 18:52:40 EST 2011

We were in certain situations still writing to locale.sh. While it would
not have caused any harm, it was unintended and this removes it.

This change means that locale.sh will no longer load the consolemap. This
would only be useful if it had been reset accidentally, and logging in again
would then fix a potentially broken console. The issue is described in
FS#18759. It is not clear to me if this is still an issue, or if it solved
by our new utf8/non-utf8 handling.

Either way, resetting the consolemap unconditionaly does not make much sense
in case the user has changed it on purpose.

It might make sense to factor out the vconsole initialization into a
"setup/repair my console" script, similar to systemd's
/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup, but that would have to wait for a
future release.

My locale setup is dreadfully boring, so it would be nice if someone with
a non-ASCII-compatible locale could give their input...

Reported-by: Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com>
Cc: Роман Кирилич <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no>
 functions |    5 -----
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/functions b/functions
index 8218d68..8f9a5d2 100644
--- a/functions
+++ b/functions
@@ -590,11 +590,6 @@ set_consolefont() {
 	if (( $? )); then
-	elif [[ $CONSOLEMAP ]]; then
-		cat <<"EOF" >>/etc/profile.d/locale.sh
-if [ "$CONSOLE" = "" -a "$TERM" = "linux" -a -t 1 ]; then printf "\033(K"; fi
-		stat_done

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