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 <>;

Reported by: Gregory Nowak <>

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

Severity: minor

Done: Gregory Nowak <>

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From: Gregory Nowak <>
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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From: Gregory Nowak <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
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

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