Devuan bug report logs - #419
devuan-installer: locale and time zone aren't set on a freshly installed Beowulf system

Package: devuan-installer; Maintainer for devuan-installer is Ralph Ronnquist <ralph.ronnquist@gmail.com>;

Reported by: Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:18:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Done: Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>

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Report forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, Ralph Ronnquist <ralph.ronnquist@gmail.com>:
bug#419; Package devuan-installer. (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:18:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Ralph Ronnquist <ralph.ronnquist@gmail.com>. (Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:18:03 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.devuan.org>
Subject: devuan-installer: locale and time zone aren't set on a freshly installed Beowulf system
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:01:05 -0700
Package: devuan-installer
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

I used a text only install option with speech by pressing s at the boot prompt.

Even though the installer asked locale and time zone questions, the locale and time zone weren't set in the freshly installed system. During the install at the select software stage, I answered a second set of questions about time zone which look identical to the questions asked when dpkg-reconfigure tzdata is run

The locale and tzdata packages were already installed. So, all I needed to do is to run dpkg-reconfigure locales, and dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. I do believe though that given the questions asked during the install, this should already have been done by the installer itself. Thank you.


-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf)
Release:	3
Codename:	beowulf
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_CRAP
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Information forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, Ralph Ronnquist <ralph.ronnquist@gmail.com>:
bug#419; Package devuan-installer. (Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:33:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to g4sra <g4sra@yahoo.co.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Ralph Ronnquist <ralph.ronnquist@gmail.com>. (Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:33:05 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #10 received at 419@bugs.devuan.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: g4sra <g4sra@yahoo.co.uk>
To: 419@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: devuan-installer: locale and time zone aren't set on a freshly installed Beowulf system
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2020 13:11:13 +0100
Confirming bug 419

Minimal install from CD-ROM devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_i386_netinstall.iso on Pentium 4.
Selected SSH Server and base utilities only.

Possible relevant extract from installer/syslog

Apr  6 12:43:44 base-installer: Using CD-ROM mount point /media/cdrom/
Apr  6 12:43:44 base-installer: Identifying...
Apr  6 12:43:44 base-installer: [b61e937f5c4e8975a35b74ec206026b6-2]
Apr  6 12:43:44 base-installer: Scanning disc for index files...
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Found 3 package indexes, 0 source indexes, 0 translation indexes and 0 signatures
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Found label 'Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - netinstall 20200313'
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: This disc is called:
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: 'Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - netinstall 20200313'
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Copying package lists...
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: ^MReading Package Indexes... 0%^M
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: ^MReading Package Indexes... 0%^M
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: ^MReading Package Indexes... Done^M
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer:
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Writing new source list
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Source list entries for this disc are:
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: deb cdrom:[Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - netinstall 20200313]/ beowulf contrib main non-free
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Repeat this process for the rest of the CDs in your set.
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Ign:1 cdrom://[Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - netinstall 20200313] beowulf InRelease
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Err:2 cdrom://[Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - netinstall 20200313] beowulf Release
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer:   Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Apr  6 12:43:45 base-installer: Reading package lists...
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: Building dependency tree...
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: Package locales is not available, but is referred to by another package.
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: is only available from another source
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: E
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: :
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target: Package 'locales' has no installation candidate
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:46 localechooser: error: the command 'validlocale' is not available
Apr  6 12:43:46 tzsetup: Warning: ignoring invalid time zone 'Europe/London'
Apr  6 12:43:46 base-installer: dpkg-divert: warning: diverting file '/sbin/start-stop-daemon' from an Essential package with rename is dangerous, use --no-rename
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:46 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:46 localechooser: error: the command 'validlocale' is not available
Apr  6 12:43:46 tzsetup: Warning: ignoring invalid time zone 'Europe/London'
Apr  6 12:43:46 base-installer: dpkg-divert: warning: diverting file '/sbin/start-stop-daemon' from an Essential package with rename is dangerous, use --no-rename
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: locale:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: : No such file or directory
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Reading package lists...
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Building dependency tree...
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: The following additional packages will be installed:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:   console-setup-linux keyboard-configuration xkb-data
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Suggested packages:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:   locales
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: The following NEW packages will be installed:
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target:   console-setup console-setup-linux kbd keyboard-configuration xkb-data
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: Need to get 0 B/3011 kB of archives.
Apr  6 12:43:47 in-target: After this operation, 12.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.

Reply sent to Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 23 Jul 2020 03:33:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Notification sent to Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>:
bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 23 Jul 2020 03:33:09 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #15 received at 419-close@bugs.devuan.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Gregory Nowak <greg@gregn.net>
To: 419-close@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: issue resolved
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:21:26 -0700
The reported locale and time zone issues seem to be solved in the
official Beowulf installer. Therefore, I'm closing this bug.

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