I am trying to use debconf to preseed the values for the
locales package in Debian squeeze, so that I can reconfigure it non-interactively to, e.g., generate all locales. I extract the right selection from a working system using
debconf-get-selections, and then feed them to
debconf-set-selections on the new system.
It is working for other packages, e.g.
sun-java6-bin, not quite for
locales. I am able to set the values with
debconf-set-selections, but if I reconfigure
dpkg-reconfigure (or reinstall it with, e.g.,
apt-get install --reinstall locales, for that matter), the values are reset and the new locales are not generated.
Symptoms are exactly the same as in debian bug #592216, but that bug is officially resolved in version 2.9-13 of the package. Squeeze has 2.11.3-4, so either the bug is still there, or I am doing something wrong.
Has anyone experienced the same thing?
Thanks in advance