d-i and ubiquity choose different default keyboard mappings

Bug #618693 reported by Jeff Lane on 2010-08-16
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

Doing 10.04.1 ISO testing and I've noticed a discrepancy in Keyboard mapping defaults chosen by the two installers.

Since I'm homed in the US, I've never seen this before, however, this time around I happen to be sprinting in the UK and it's cropped up.

So doing an install using ubiquity, the keyboard part of the configuration chooses a UK keyboard layout by default. However, d-i installs from the Alternate ISOs choose USA/USA by default.

So there's a discrepancy in internationalization between both d-i and ubiquity in 10.04.1.

tags: added: iso-testing
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The intrinsic defaults are the same, but ubiquity uses GeoIP data to figure out your current location automatically and sets that as your country. If you choose the UK as your country in d-i, you'll see the same effects on the keyboard configuration module.

I don't expect this to change in d-i, I'm afraid - the network isn't configured at that stage and arranging for that to happen would involve very substantial changes which I don't think are worthwhile.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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