[Bug 662213] [NEW] vmbuilder uses the locale from the host

markba 662213 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Oct 17 16:21:11 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

When creating a new virtual machine through vmbuilder, the locale from
the host is used. But in many times, this is not desirable, because the
machines created will be headless server instances in which using
English as the default language is the norm (many server script who
depend on command output expect this). The desktop however is a
different case because most people do want a desktop in the native
language. I'm Dutch my self, so my desktop is in Dutch, but al my server
appliances are in English.

There are many work-a-rounds:
- change the desktop language (temporarely) to English
- change the locale: sudo /bin/sh -c 'echo LANG="en_US.UTF-8" > /etc/default/locale' && sudo apt-get install language-pack-en

.... but what I like to see in English as the default language for
vmbuilder and not depending from the language (local) on the host. For
people who do want a different language then English, a new option in
vmbuilder could be appropriate.

** Affects: vm-builder (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

vmbuilder uses the locale from the host
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