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I have a Debian system on which aptitude produces German messages although I set the default locale to en_US.utf8. Is there a way to change that? I would prefer English messages.


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You can try re-configuring the locales package, which should ask you to set your system locale.

dpkg-reconfigure locales

You can also run aptitude with a specific locale, for troubleshooting.

LANG=en_US.UTF-8 aptitude
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You probably mean dpkg-reconfigure, don't you? – Andre Oct 3 '09 at 20:15
Indeed. Going to edit it now. – James Curbo Oct 4 '09 at 14:43

Starting a new shell did the trick.

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