[ubuntu-studio-users] Date formats gone wrong in 18.04

Mike Squires michael.leslie.squires at gmail.com
Fri May 3 20:05:15 UTC 2019

How did you upgrade?

I've been upgrading by making a copy of my entire /home/<name> 
directory, doing a fresh install using some other name, creating the 
<name< user with my old UID and GID from the university (my file system 
was created back in the 1980's and has stayed with me), adjusting user 
privileges, then restoring my /home/<name> directory and then rebooting 
and logging in as <name>.  This will eventually bite me in the foot when 
there are changes in applications but so far it's worked, and my entire 
user space remains the same including things like desktops, etc., as I 

I'm also running a couple of applications that I still need access to 
under VirtualBox/Windows 7 x64; this works OK although I sometimes have 
to turn Norton Security off.  It's actually much faster to get into the 
app than rebooting into Windows 7 with its interminable waits during the 
boot process.  My desktop. however, has 2 quad core Xeon processors and 
20 GB of RAM so assigning resources to the Windows 7 virtual machine 
doesn't hurt performance much.

The version of VirtualBox supported by Ubuntu is no longer supported by 
Oracle; I could have done an install from Oracle but instead found a 
copy of the options ISO elsewhere and used it to get to the various 
features of VirtualBox only supported by the options.

Reliability of Ubuntu Studio is now much better than my native Windows 7 
x64 system running on the same machine, and it is faster.


Mike Squires

On 5/3/19 11:19 AM, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 7:49 AM, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:
>> I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 16.04 to 18.04. Some things 
>> got reset and need changing back to how I want.
>> I want the calendar to start on Sunday, and managed to get that done 
>> by editing en_GB locale file, making first weekday = 1.
>> But, now in all other programs, the date formats are in US format, 
>> e.g. May 03, 2019; but I want them back to the UK format of 3 May 2019.
>> Despite the en_GB locale file seeming to have all the right settings, 
>> I am now stuck with dates in US format, which is hard to read, e.g. 
>> 05/03/19 -- is that 5th of March or 3rd of May?
>> So how can I get it have Sunday as first day of week, and all date 
>> formats in UK format (as it all was back in 16.04)?
> I'm not sure how to answer this, but I can tell you that there was 
> nothing substantially modified between 16.04 and 18.04 in terms of 
> configuration, so there might be a configuration discrepency in your 
> ~/.config folder.
> My recommendation to you is to ask this question on AskUbuntu 
> (askubuntu.com) to get as many eyeballs as possible on this. There's a 
> good chance that somebody ran into the same issue and figure it out. 
> AskUbuntu is for all flavors of Ubuntu, including Ubuntu Studio and 
> Xubuntu, which are the two that use Xfce by default.
> There's also a good chance someone in this mailing list figures it out 
> too!
> I did, however, see that you posted this same question in the Facebook 
> group, and since that's not a technical support forum but rather a 
> collaboration and artistic forum, I will be closing it for comments.
> Best regards,
> Erich
> ----
> Erich Eickmeyer
> Council Chair
> Ubuntu Studio
> ubuntustudio.org
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