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