locale switched from fr_FR.UTF-8 to fr_FR after upgrade to 2.30.5-0ubuntu4.1
Binary package hint: gdm
My locale was fr_FR.UTF-8.
I upgraded Ubuntu today with the quasi-daily upgrates. The only update of today is gdm 2.30.5-0ubuntu4.1
Next time I logged in:
- a dialog in english after login ask me to rename "Bureau" to "Desktop", "Vidéos" to "Videos"...
- the system is now mostly in english
In fact, the locale is now "fr_FR" instead of "fr_FR.UTF-8". "fr_FR" is not a valid locale (most software do not have LC_MESSAGES for it) so everything defaults to "C" which is english.
locale -a :
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
This has happened on the two computers I where I did the upgrade. Some others french users have the same problem. http://
This is Ubuntu 10.10.
Start-Date: 2011-03-31 09:08:08
Upgrade: gdm:amd64 (2.30.5-
End-Date: 2011-03-31 09:08:47