Debian Installation :: Different Locales For Root And Users

Mar 30, 2015

I've just installed a Debian wheezy and I'm experiencing some issues regarding the "locales". No matter what I've tried (ran "dpkg-reconfigure locales" and restarted my session, edited "/etc/default/locale" then ran "locale-gen") to update the locales, running "locale" in a root shell or as a regular user returns different results.

In a root shell, the result is the right one (similar to "/etc/default/locale").

I do not understand why locales values are different in one case or another.

As a side question, what is the correct syntax for /etc/default/locale ? Is it case sensitive (I've encountered "en_US.utf8" and "en_US.UTF-8") ? Are double quotes mandatory (encountered values with or without double quotes) ?

user@pc ~ cat /etc/default/locale

Code: Select all#  File generated by update-locale

[Code] ....

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However if I try launching them as root it does. Sometimes, I have to manually disable/enable wifi and then reboot in order to access Internet, sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.

I have Code: Select all3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u1 (2015-12-14) x86_64 GNU/Linux

My resolv.conf has the following permissions

Code: Select allsudo ls -l /etc/resolv.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 26 Jan 12 05:03 /etc/resolv.conf
My Code: Select allsudo lspci is
Code: Select all00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09)

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But there are languages, for example Catalan, that have two variants in the same country. Then, the ISO-639 cannot differentiate them. Here is where the BCP-47 standard appears [1]. It adds a subtag to identify variants or other codifications (like sr and sr@latin) of a language. In the Catalan case, standard Catalan uses the ca_ES locale code, and the Valencian variant uses the ca_ES-valencia locale code (the subtag is -valencia). On systems based on Debian is possible to select this variants using the @ modifier. Then, if I define this LANG environment:


The translation shown on the system is the ca@valencia (for example, in GNOME). GNOME is already translated into Catalan (Valencian) [2]. As well as KDE,, VirtualBox, Firefox and many others. Here is my question: How can I select the Catalan (Valencian) translation (not the standard Catalan one) when using openSUSE? I have tried modifying the /etc/sysconfig/language file, and defining the rc_lang to:


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Jun 14 17:18:18 server su[8473]: pam_unix(su:auth): authentication failure; logname=localuser uid=1000 euid=1000 tty=/dev/pts/0 ruser=localuser rhost= user=ldapuser
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