On 2019-07-22 07:08, Marc Haber wrote: > Package: locales > Version: 2.28-10 > Severity: minor > > Hi, > > a least in buster and later, reconfiguring locales will rewrite > the comments in /etc/locale.gen which indicate available locales. This > might confuse file integrity checkers and causes value ping-pong with > configuration management systems.
This is not something new, basically the postinst script just updates the file to remove the locales that are not supported anymore and adds the newly supported ones. The added ones are just added at the end of the file without modifying the order. Therefore the file is indeed modified when new locales are added (usually for a new major version), but for subsequent runs of the posting script, the content should be left unchanged. -- Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B aurel...@aurel32.net http://www.aurel32.net