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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 12You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 13you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
14proceed. 14proceed.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<version>19</version> 17<version>20</version>
18<date>2012-04-08</date> 18<date>2012-04-08</date>
19 19
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Filesystem Information</title> 21<title>Filesystem Information</title>
22<subsection> 22<subsection>
23<title>What is fstab?</title> 23<title>What is fstab?</title>
24<body> 24<body>
25 25
26<p> 26<p>
27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 27Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
28<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions 28<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mount points of those partitions
29(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted 29(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted
30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 30and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
31them or not, etc.) 31them or not, etc.)
32</p> 32</p>
522The following locales are an example to get both English (United States) and 522The following locales are an example to get both English (United States) and
523German (Germany) with the accompanying character formats (like UTF-8). 523German (Germany) with the accompanying character formats (like UTF-8).
524</p> 524</p>
525 525
526<pre caption="Specify your locales"> 526<pre caption="Specify your locales">
527en_US ISO-8859-1 527en_US ISO-8859-1
528en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 528en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
529de_DE ISO-8859-1 529de_DE ISO-8859-1
530de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15 530de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
531</pre> 531</pre>
532 532
533<note> 533<note>
534You can select your desired locales in the list given by running <c>locale -a</c>. 534You can select your desired locales in the list given by running <c>locale -a</c>.
535</note> 535</note>
536 536
537<warn>
538We strongly suggest that you should use at least one UTF-8 locale because some
539applications would require it.
540</warn>
541
537<p> 542<p>
538The next step is to run <c>locale-gen</c>. It will generates all the locales you 543The next step is to run <c>locale-gen</c>. It will generates all the locales you
539have specified in the <path>/etc/locale.gen</path> file. 544have specified in the <path>/etc/locale.gen</path> file.
540</p> 545</p>
541 546
542<pre caption="Running locale-gen"> 547<pre caption="Running locale-gen">
543# <i>locale-gen</i> 548# <i>locale-gen</i>
544</pre> 549</pre>
545 550
546<p> 551<p>
547Once done, you now have the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings 552Once done, you now have the possibility to set the system-wide locale settings
548in the <path>/etc/env.d/02locale</path> file: 553in the <path>/etc/env.d/02locale</path> file:
549</p> 554</p>
550 555
551<pre caption="Setting the default system locale in /etc/env.d/02locale"> 556<pre caption="Setting the default system locale in /etc/env.d/02locale">

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