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#1 2018-09-28 01:18:28

Schlitzkrieg
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Registered: 2018-09-28
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[SOLVED] locale-gen not generating /etc/locale.conf during install

I'm having an issue during install where I run locale-gen, but when I go to follow the next step of checking the /etc/locale.conf file, it is missing.


The only locale I have uncommented in /etc/locale.gen is

en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8

locale-gen seemed to run fine, after running it I get:

Generating locales...
    en_US.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.

Then, if I run

cat /etc/locale.conf

it yields this:

cat: /etc/locale.conf: No such file or directory

Am I missing something obvious here? (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … calization)

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Marked as solved smile

Other related info:
Installing on a VirtualBox VDI image, installing from archlinux-2018.09.01-x86_64.iso

Last edited by Schlitzkrieg (2018-09-28 13:37:01)

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#2 2018-09-28 01:30:44

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 7,030

Re: [SOLVED] locale-gen not generating /etc/locale.conf during install

It's not supposed to. Everything seems fine.

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#3 2018-09-28 12:36:57

Schlitzkrieg
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Registered: 2018-09-28
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Re: [SOLVED] locale-gen not generating /etc/locale.conf during install

Scimmia wrote:

It's not supposed to. Everything seems fine.

Scimmia, I really appreciate you taking the time to chime in. Since this step is not needed, I'll consider this problem solved. But, before I do, can you tell me  why I didn't need this step? I was only doing it because it was one of the few in the installation instructions.

Set the LANG variable in locale.conf(5) accordingly, for example:

/etc/locale.conf
LANG=en_US.UTF-8

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#4 2018-09-28 13:25:27

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 5,454

Re: [SOLVED] locale-gen not generating /etc/locale.conf during install

The instructions tell you to create that file and set it to that value, locale-gen does not create that file.

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#5 2018-09-28 13:34:30

Schlitzkrieg
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Re: [SOLVED] locale-gen not generating /etc/locale.conf during install

V1del wrote:

The instructions tell you to create that file and set it to that value, locale-gen does not create that file.

Thanks V1del.

The instructions don't tell you to "create" the file explicitly. I did consider this thought, that maybe I should create it. However, I noticed that the very next section uses the language "Create the hostname file:" (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … figuration) and because that sort of explicit instruction was not in the previous section, I had to assume that I'm not creating that file.

So, for that reason, I thought I should come here first before I start creating files on my own, files that potentially have to be generated by an installation command.

I really appreciate your help!

Last edited by Schlitzkrieg (2018-09-28 13:35:38)

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