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Bug 60380 - LANG setting in i18n ignored.
LANG setting in i18n ignored.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 61901 79579
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Reported: 2002-02-26 23:51 EST by Harvey Stein
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 23:50:58 EST
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Description Harvey Stein 2002-02-26 23:51:55 EST
Description of Problem:
When I upgraded to 7.0 or 7.1 I added LANG="C" to /etc/sysconfig/i18n.  This
caused my prefered sort order of upper case before lower case to take effect. 
After upgrading to 7.2, LANG is en_us again.  It's still set to C in
/etc/sysconfig/i18n.  Evidentally, something somewhere else is setting it to

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-08 19:04:57 EDT
Are you logging in via gdm?
Comment 2 Harvey Stein 2002-04-08 23:11:10 EDT
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-10 16:46:49 EDT
GDM does this by default, iirc, to cope with some things which didn't like the C
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-10 17:22:56 EDT
Perhaps you selected a language in the gdm menu once before; if so you'll have 
a lang=foo entry in ~/.gnome/gdm, have a look at that. Or just try choosing 
a different language in gdm before you log in.

You really don't want LANG=C anyway, if you want a different sort order just do
LC_COLLATE=C. If you do LANG=C your character set will be ASCII instead of
Latin-1 which sucks.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-11 15:12:15 EDT
Please reopen this bug if you did not have a lang in ~/.gnome/gdm
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-19 20:41:22 EST
Hmm, not sure if I ever put this in NEEDINFO, or if it was reopened.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-10 23:50:58 EST
Closing, lack of response.

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