Bug#490651: VDR_LANG in /usr/lib/vdr/config-loader.sh not set by /etc/default/locale

Stefan Zechner stef at zechner77.de
Sun Jul 13 11:34:51 UTC 2008

Package: vdr
Version: 1.6.0-4
Severity: normal
Tags: l10n


vdr 1.6.0-4 does not display special characters correctly on my machine.

Reason seems to be the missing locale setting of env. variable VDR_LANG
which should be filled by the script /usr/lib/vdr/config-loader.sh

$LANG is no longer defined in /etc/environment but in
/etc/default/locale (apparently because of some deb policy violations).

However, other packages have done the same change:
i.e. see /etc/init.d/mountall.sh :

if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then
        . /etc/default/locale
        export LANG


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vdr depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.108      add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.22     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                         2.7-10     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap1                       1:1.10-14  support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libfontconfig1                2.6.0-1    generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                  2.3.6-1    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.3.1-2  GCC support library
ii  libjpeg62                     6b-14      The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libstdc++6                    4.3.1-2    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  psmisc                        22.6-1     Utilities that use the proc filesy

Versions of packages vdr recommends:
pn  lirc                          <none>     (no description available)
ii  ttf-bitstream-vera            1.10-7     The Bitstream Vera family of free 
ii  ttf-freefont                  20080323-3 Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono True

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