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FS#74674 - archinstall : System Language selection

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Adrien (Adrien_D) - Saturday, 07 May 2022, 11:09 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 10 July 2022, 03:31 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When you install the system with archinstall, the Language selected at installation + keyboard disposition are okay but for example, if i install the system with French language, after the reboot, the system is in english, not in french.
2 ideas :
1- Add a selection to push into the locale.conf and locale.gen the language (in a list English, French, Spanish, German, ...)
2- Use the Language of the installation to push the correct language into locale.conf and locale.gen

Additional info:
* package version(s) 2.4.2-1
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:
Select French installation
Select French keyboard
See the system is in English and not in french.
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Sunday, 10 July 2022, 03:31 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Please report archinstall issues to
Comment by Frederic Bezies (fredbezies) - Saturday, 07 May 2022, 15:52 GMT
You can workaround this bug by entering the chroot when asked if you want to, and do that:

1. In /etc/locale.gen, uncomment en_US.UTF-8 and fr_FR.UTF-8
2. In /etc/locale.conf replace en_US.UTF-8 by fr_FR.UTF-8
3. Launch locale-gen
4. exit chroot

On the reboot, you'll get the locale you set in the beginning.