Changing LC_TIME

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Changing LC_TIME

Post#1 by Rava » 10 Feb 2019, 13:01

I try to set interlink Interlink gtk2 (email and news client, slim Mozilla Thunderbird fork) or Interlink V6953 gtk2 (email and news client, slim Mozilla Thunderbird fork) to have 24 hrs time format instead of am/pm.

In the support chat the developer of Interlink told me that interlink uses the system defaults for the date display, and that I have to set up the date locale in my system..

So, I need to change that or apply a hack via a script that starts interlink. This is adopted by an article about Thunderbird ( http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format )

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#!/bin/sh
export LC_TIME=de_DE.utf8
[ "$LC_ALL" != "$LC_TIME" ] && unset LC_ALL # only necessary if set to something different from LC_TIME
exec /opt/interlink/interlink "$@"
But sure, seems de_DE.utf8 needs to be installed, and for some reason that is not that trivial on Slackware.

For now I only get this error message when trying to load interlink via that script;

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/usr/local/bin/interlink_de_DE.utf9: line 2: warning: setlocale: LC_TIME: cannot change locale (de_DE.utf8): No such file or directory

(interlink:24112): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:51:07.977: Locale not supported by C library.
	Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Testing which de locales are installed via

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locale -a | egrep "de"
results in no result, aka no locale for de installed.

How do I install de_DE.utf8?
Cheers!
Yours Rava

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Re: Changing LC_TIME

Post#2 by donald » 10 Feb 2019, 14:05

http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v4.0/language/

lsxzm de-core_locales.xzm
......
/usr/lib/locale/de_DE.utf8
......

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Re: Changing LC_TIME

Post#3 by Rava » 10 Feb 2019, 14:47

donald, see also my PM on the subject.

Created a test script

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#!/bin/sh
export LC_TIME=de_DE.utf8
[ "$LC_ALL" != "$LC_TIME" ] && unset LC_ALL # only necessary if set to something different from LC_TIME
echo dummy ...
activated de-core_locales.xzm :

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# ls /usr/lib/locale/de_DE.utf8
LC_ADDRESS  LC_IDENTIFICATION  LC_MONETARY  LC_PAPER
LC_COLLATE  LC_MEASUREMENT     LC_NAME      LC_TELEPHONE
LC_CTYPE    LC_MESSAGES        LC_NUMERIC   LC_TIME
Run test script:

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guest@porteus:~$ interlink-test-locale 
/usr/local/bin/interlink-test-locale: line 2: warning: setlocale: LC_TIME: cannot change locale (de_DE.utf8): No such file or directory
dummy ...
Do I need to reboot?
Does it have to be set via /etc/profile.d/lang.sh ?
Cheers!
Yours Rava

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